Photo: Courtesy of Origin Energy

Origin Energy and J-POWER team up on green ammonia in Tasmania

Australian energy company Origin Energy and Japanese electric utility J-POWER have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint research on the development of a green ammonia export project in Australia.

Origin Energy and J-POWER team up on green ammonia in Tasmania
Courtesy of Origin Energy

Origin has a 7,500 megawatts generation portfolio, including 1,200 megawatts owned and contracted renewables and storage. It is also an upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which exports natural gas to Asia and supplies approximately 30 per cent of annual Australian east coast gas demand.

Currently, Origin is exploring the development of carbon-neutral fuels, such as green hydrogen and green ammonia.

The goal of this MoU is to jointly review and assess:

  • the opportunity to collaborate on the development of the project in Bell Bay, Tasmania;
  • the feasibility of supplying green ammonia produced from the project to J-POWER.

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This will also accelerate the practical application of green ammonia. Moreover, it is to acquire expertise in the green ammonia business and conduct studies to procure green ammonia.

The project is included in the J-POWER’s vision to develop CO2-free hydrogen power generation.