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Climate Change

Japan's Jera to produce ammonia for power with Malaysia's Petronas

Energy company to bet on hydro for making fuel and give nation lead in technology

Jera, Japan's largest power generation company, will utilize renewable energy from Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas to manufacture ammonia without emitting carbon dioxide. (Source photos by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Jera, a joint fuel-procurement venture between Japan's Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, will begin ammonia production free of carbon dioxide emissions through a partnership with a Malaysian state-owned enterprise.

Production will follow the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Jera and Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas. The two have agreed to use renewable energy, like hydropower, to manufacture ammonia without releasing CO2. Further details on the production site, as well as production capacity, will be determined at a later date.

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