Egypt, Japan to work on blue ammonia projects
Egypt and Japan plan to work on the development of blue ammonia, the Egyptian petroleum ministry said last week.
Egypt’s state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Company (Egas) and the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding on September 14 signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Toyota Tsusho to develop blue ammonia projects.
According to the MoU, feasibility studies will be conducted to decide the best opportunities in the petroleum sector to carry out carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects to produce blue ammonia using the latest Japanese technologies, the ministry said. The study will be ready in six months.
Blue ammonia is mostly produced using natural gas, with carbon emissions being captured and stored or reused.