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Saudi Arabia Sends Blue Ammonia to Japan in World-First Shipment

  • Japan will use fuel to create electricity, Saudi Aramco says
  • Asian country wants to be a world-leader in hydrogen fuels
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The world’s first shipment of blue ammonia is on its way from Saudi Arabia to Japan, where it will be used in power stations to produce electricity without carbon emissions.

Saudi Aramco, which made the announcement Sunday, produced the fuel, which it does by converting hydrocarbons into hydrogen and then ammonia, and capturing the carbon dioxide byproduct. Japan will receive 40 tons of blue ammonia in the first shipment, Aramco said.