Third International Conference on Fuel Ammonia、Date:29th September(Friday)2:00PM -(JST) Third International Conference on Fuel Ammonia、Date:29th September(Friday)2:00PM -(JST)

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Conference Information

Friday, September 29, 2023, 14:00 - 17:00 (JST, +0900)
Hybrid (Livestreaming scheduled)
Hitotsubashi Hall
National Center of Sciences Building 2F, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
English / Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Clean Fuel Ammonia Association (CFAA)

Conference Outline

Fuel ammonia is keenly anticipated to be an effective means to combat global warming. This International Conference will take place with the aim of development of stable, affordable and flexible ammonia supply chains and markets. It will serve as a platform for both public and private sectors to share their strategies, initiatives and challenges, while reviewing the steadily growing awareness of ammonia in the international arena such as G7 Summit 2023.

In the technology developments of fuel ammonia, research of the realization of zero-emission thermal power generation has been leading until now. However, today’s ammonia has remarkably extended its significant role in various practical application. It can be used as marine fuel, fuel for industrial furnaces, and to produce hydrogen by cracking ammonia. The hydrogen is used as fuel or as a raw material for chemicals. Moreover, overseas initiatives are launching a string of projects to produce blue ammonia and green ammonia. Throughout the Conference, discussion will center on the potential and future prospects of the ammonia, clearing a path to make broader contributions with a long-term perspective toward decarbonization.

As you will be aware, the Conference is held as a part of Tokyo GX Week which the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is organizing with a target of a realization of green transformation (GX), following last fall’s event. The GX is a successful shift in industrial structure to a clean energy-centered economy and society, which leads to not only decarbonization but an economic growth and development.


Session 1: Opening Session
  • Opening Remarks

  • Mr. INOUE Hiroo
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
    Director-General, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department

Session 2: International Agency / Research Institute Session
  • Message

  • Dr. Fatih Birol
    International Energy Agency (IEA)
    Executive Director

  • Towards hydrogen definitions based on their emissions intensity

  • Dr. Timur GÜL
    International Energy Agency (IEA)
    Chief Energy Technology Officer

  • UNIDO's Hydrogen Strategy and Green Ammonia Project

  • Dr. YASUNAGA Yuko
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director
    Director General's Special Representative for Asia/Pacific

  • Issues and Challenges of Fuel Ammonia in EAS Region

  • KIMURA Shigeru
    Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
    Special Adviser to the President on Energy Affairs

Session 3: Industry Session

Topic 1:Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Topic 2: Contribution to low-carbonization in a wider range of industries

  • Utilization of clean ammonia fuel to achieve zero emissions in the shipping industry

  • YOKOYAMA Tsutomu
    NYK Line
    Executive Officer

  • Development of fuel ammonia combustion technology in glass melting furnaces

  • KAMIYA Hiroki
    AGC Inc.
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Innovative Technology Laboratories, Technology General Division

  • Ammonia cracking technology development project funded by NEDO

  • AIKA Masahiro
    Senior Executive Officer
    Technology Commercialization Officer
    General Manager, Sustainability Co-creation Unit

  • The challenge for zero-emission thermal power and building fuel ammonia supply chains

  • OKUDA Hisahide
    JERA Co., Inc.
    President, Director, CEO and COO

  • Fuel Ammonia Value Chains
    The Key to Achieving Carbon Neutrality

  • IDE Hiroshi
    IHI Corporation
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Green Ammonia – Pivot for a Successful Clean Energy Transition

  • Raj Kumar Jain
    Adani New Industries Limited (India)
    Senior Vice President
    Head - Business Development, Green Energy & Green Hydrogen

  • MHI Group Activities to Establish Ammonia Value Chain for Fuel Use

  • KAGUCHI Hitoshi
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Senior Executive Vice President

Topic 3: Development of a Fuel Ammonia Supply Chain

  • Initiatives for Establishment of Fuel Ammonia Supply Chain

  • HARIYA Takao
    Mitsubishi Corporation
    Head of Next-Generation Fuels & Petroleum Division,
    Next-Generation Energy Business Group

  • Mitsui’s and CF Industries’ strategies for a sustainable clean ammonia supply chain

  • FUKUOKA Junji
    MITSUI & CO., LTD.
    Managing Officer
    Chief Operating Officer of Basic Materials Business Unit

    Jonathan Flynn
    (United States of America)
    Director of Clean Energy Solutions

  • Sustainable path to Low-carbon Energy

  • Amin N. Nasser
    Aramco (Saudi Arabia)
    Director of Chemicals Business Strategy & Development

  • Fortescue Energy

  • Felicity Underhill
    Fortescue Future Industries (Australia)
    Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships,
    South East Asia

  • Accelerating the Low CO₂ Ammonia Adoption

  • Luis Sarrás
    AES Corporation (Chile)
    International Green Hydrogen Vice President

  • Strategic collaboration for a more sustainable world

  • Malebelo Maphutha
    Sasol South Africa Limited (South Afirica)
    Head Market Formation – Policies & Measures
    Low Carbon Energy Solutions

Topic 4: Support for Expanding Supply

  • JOGMEC’s Support for Fuel Ammonia Value Chain Realization

  • ASAWA Satoshi
    Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security
    Executive Vice President, Energy Business Unit

  • JBIC's Actions for Global Fuel Ammonia Supply Chain Development

  • AMANO Tatsushi
    Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    Managing Executive Officer
    Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources Finance Group

Session 4: Panel Discussion

Key Challenges for Clean Fuel Ammonia Supply Chain Development

  • Moderator

  • MURAKI Shigeru
    Clean Fuel Ammonia Association (CFAA)

  • Panelist

  • Murali Srinivasan
    Yara Clean Ammonia (Norway)
    Senior Vice President, Commercial

  • Panelist

  • Cindy Lim
    Keppel Infrastructure Holding Pte Ltd (Singapore)
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Panelist

  • OKADA Masaki
    BP Japan K.K.
    Representative Director Chairman & President

Session 5: Closing Session
  • Summary Statement & Closing Remarks

  • MURAKI Shigeru
    Clean Fuel Ammonia Association (CFAA)