JAPEX & JFE Engg Start Study for Carbon Free Energy Transportation
Japan Petroleum Exploration Co Ltd and JFE Engineering Corporation have started joint study regarding technical challenges related to carbon dioxide and the transportation and supply of new energy such as hydrogen and ammonia in order to realize a carbon neutral society in June 2021. JAPEX, which has a wealth of experience in production of oil and gas in Japan, supplying natural gas by combining its high-pressure gas pipeline network and liquefied natural gas terminals and operating natural gas power plants and JFE Engineering, which has a wide range of technologies related to the construction of infrastructure such as plants and pipelines, found themselves to be a perfect match regarding how they both intend to achieve a carbon neutral society. JAPEX and JFE Engineering thus agreed to start joint study regarding related technical challenges, with a view to the social implementation of their efforts in the future.
In this joint study, JAPEX and JFE Engineering will use their knowledge and experience to identify and resolve challenges regarding separation, capturing, and transportation of CO2 through pipelines and so on with a view to future social implementation and commercialization. Furthermore, while taking advantage of our knowledge, JAPEX and JFE Engineering will undertake joint study on technical challenges related to the transportation of hydrogen, including the utilization of existing gas pipelines, and the supply of hydrogen and ammonia as a fuel for power generation.
Based on this joint study, in the future, JAPEX and JFE Engineering aim to separate, capture, and transport CO2 together with the supply of hydrogen and ammonia, as well as to achieve CCUS, including CO2-IGR/EGR, in which CO2 is utilized effectively and injected/stored underground.