Japan and Indonesia will collaborate on hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon capture & storage

 Japan and Indonesia have agreed to cooperate on decarbonization technology such as hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) in order to transition to clean energy. 

At a bilateral meeting in Jakarta on Monday, Japanese Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda and Indonesian Energy Minister Arifin Tasrif signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC). 

The goal of the MOC is to collaborate on the development and deployment of technologies that support realistic energy transitions, such as hydrogen, ammonia as a fuel, CCS, and carbon capture and storage (CCUS). 

Although hydrogen is primarily used in oil refining and ammonia is primarily used in fertilizer and industrial materials, both are thought to have the potential to eventually replace higher carbon fuels. 

While the resource-poor country tries to build global supply chains of potentially carbon-free future fuels, Japan has been experimenting with hydrogen to replace natural gas and ammonia to replace some coal. 

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