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JERA and ReNew partner on Indian ammonia scheme

RICHARD HEAP

April 19, 2024

Japanese utility JERA has formed a joint venture with Indian developer ReNew to develop a 500MW green ammonia production facility in Paradip in Odisha, eastern India.

ReNew is participating in the joint venture through its subsidiary ReNew E-Fuels Private Ltd. The project involves using 500MW of renewable energy capacity to produce green hydrogen that can be used as a raw material to produce around 100,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually.

Yukio Kani, global chief executive and chair of JERA, said: “This joint development agreement represents a significant milestone and an exciting advancement moving us one step closer to realising decarbonised society, with a focus on the sustainability, affordability, and stability of future energy.”

Sumant Sinha, founder, chairman & chief executive at ReNew, said: “This collaboration marks an exciting time for both ReNew and JERA and demonstrates our commitment in accelerating the clean energy transition. Green ammonia holds immense potential in reducing carbon emissions and the project, once ready, will contribute to a cleaner future and support India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission.”

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