Sembcorp Teams Up for Green Ammonia Export from India


singaSingapore's Sembcorp Industries has unveiled a strategic partnership within its green hydrogen division, with the goal of exporting green ammonia from India to Japan in collaboration with two prominent Japanese companies. This collaboration marks a significant move for Sembcorp in cementing its stature as a leading provider of environmentally friendly energy solutions. Through its subsidiary, Sembcorp Green Hydrogen Pte, the company has formalized a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sojitz Corp, a Japanese conglomerate, and Kyushu Electric Power, a key player in the energy industry. The MoU delineates potential prospects for green ammonia production, underscoring Sembcorp's dedication to nurturing sustainable energy initiatives and exploring opportunities for green ammonia production in partnership with esteemed counterparts in Japan.

The company, supported by state-owned investor Temasek Holdings, underscored the vital role of the partnership's focus on green ammonia in Japan's quest to reduce carbon emissions in its energy mix. This alliance is in line with Japan's ambitious objective of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Sembcorp highlighted the significance of green ammonia in facilitating Japan's shift towards cleaner energy resources, contributing significantly to the nation's efforts toward sustainable and eco-friendly power generation.

In a recent disclosure, Sembcorp unveiled a substantial investment plan. Last month, the company announced its commitment to investing approximately S$10.5 billion ($7.88 billion), representing about 75% of its total planned investments from 2024 to 2028. This substantial financial commitment is directed towards propelling the expansion of renewable energy initiatives, aligning with the company's overarching target of reducing carbon emissions by half by 2028. Furthermore, the collaboration agreement with Sojitz Corp and Kyushu Electric Power will broaden Sembcorp's footprint in India. With an existing significant renewable portfolio of 3.7 gigawatts (GW) in the country, this partnership aims to expand Sembcorp's influence and engagement within India's renewable energy sector.

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