Mitsui Concludes Contract to Supply Ammonia for Co-firing Demonstration Project at Unit 4 of the JERA Hekinan Thermal Power Station

Jun. 16, 2023

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) and JERA Co., Inc. ("JERA") have concluded a sales agreement covering the supply of fuel ammonia for use in ammonia co-firing trials at the JERA Hekinan Thermal Power Station (Hekinan-shi, Aichi Prefecture).

Since fiscal 2021, JERA has been implementing a demonstration project to establish technology for large-scale ammonia fuel co-firing at the Hekinan Thermal Power Station. For this demonstration project, under the said sales agreement, Mitsui will supply ammonia for use as a fuel in large-scale co-firing (co-firing rate: 20%) at Unit 4 of the Hekinan Thermal Power Station.

Mitsui has around 50 years of experience in ammonia business and currently supplies approximately 700,000 tons per year, primarily in Asian markets. Mitsui is Japan's leading importer of ammonia and supplies it mainly to users in the chemicals and fertilizer industry. By utilizing its capabilities in supplying ammonia and logistics functions developed over many years, Mitsui will stably deliver ammonia to the Hekinan Thermal Power Station, contributing to the success of this demonstration project. Furthermore, Mitsui will strive to supply clean ammonia around the world, especially to Japan and other Asian countries and regions.

Mitsui has set a target of achieving zero-emission status by 2050 and aims to halve its greenhouse gas (GHG) impact by 2030, compared with the level in the fiscal year ended March 2020. Mitsui will continue to contribute to the realization of a carbon neutral society through this project and other GHG emission reduction initiatives.

Company Profile

Official name JERA Co., Inc.
Head Office location Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building 25th Floor, 2-5-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Established April 30, 2015
Representatives Yukio Kani, Chairman of the Board, Global CEO
Hisahide Okuda, President, Director, CEO, and COO
Number of employees 4,907 Employees
(as of March 31, 2021)
Business activities Electricity business, gas business, heat supply business, development, mining, processing, trading, and transportation of energy resources, etc.

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Mitsui’s Materiality

“Build brighter futures, everywhere” as our corporate mission, and to gain the trust and expectations of our stakeholders to realize a better tomorrow for earth and for people around the world, we have identified five material issues (“Materiality”) for Mitsui’s sustainable growth. We anticipate this particular project/ business to contribute especially to the realization of “Secure sustainable supply of essential products” and “Enhance quality of life” and “Create an eco-friendly society”

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  • Enhance quality of life

    Enhance quality of life

  • Create an eco-friendly society

    Create an eco-friendly society

  • Develop talent leading to value creation

    Develop talent leading to value creation

  • Build an organization with integrity

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