Marubeni signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Pembina Pipeline, to co-develop a low-carbon ammonia supply chain from Western Canada to Japan and other Asian markets.
he Project includes the joint development, on a 50/50 basis, of a global-scale, low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production facility to be sited on Pembina-owned lands adjacent to its Redwater Fractionation Complex in the Alberta Industrial Heartland near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
Initial feasibility studies have been completed, and the Facility is anticipated to have a production capacity of one million tons per year of low-carbon ammonia. The Facility will utilize innovative technology to capture associated CO2 emissions using technology to capture and store or effectively utilize CO2 emitted from factories and power plants.
The low-carbon ammonia will be transported via rail to Canada’s west coast and then shipped to Japan and other Asian markets. The Facility will leverage access to existing utility infrastructure, as well as benefit from Alberta’s natural gas supply, globally leading geological initiatives for CO2 sequestration, and the advantage of its proximity to Asian markets.
Through the activities of the Project, Pembina and Marubeni will become the first mover to establish a large-scale low-carbon ammonia supply chain in Canada with access to Japanese and Canadian government support and the opportunity to contribute to energy security and a low carbon society.
The establishment of a large-scale hydrogen and ammonia supply chain will also importantly support the decarbonization efforts of both Japan and Canada.
…said Yoshiaki Yokota, Chief Executive Officer, Energy & Infrastructure Solution Group at Marubeni
The project represents a transformative opportunity that is highly aligned with Pembina’s strategic priorities, including supporting global decarbonization efforts.
.. said Stuart Taylor, Pembina’s Senior Vice President & Corporate Development Officer.
To remind, Idemitsu Kosan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to collaborate on the establishment of blue/carbon-free ammonia supply chain in Japan and Korea.