Sasol on Friday stated it was partnering with Japan’s Itochu Corp to discover the event of inexperienced hydrogen and inexperienced ammonia initiatives for transport gasoline and energy technology.
Sasol is at present the world’s greatest producer of gasoline merchandise and chemical compounds from coal, however is transitioning away from the fossil gasoline as a part of its decarbonisation plan.
Inexperienced hydrogen, produced from splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen utilizing renewable power sources reminiscent of photo voltaic and wind, has been touted as a key carbon-free power supply for energy technology, transport gasoline and fertiliser manufacturing.
Sasol stated inexperienced ammonia, produced from inexperienced hydrogen, can be a key enabler of net-zero fertiliser manufacturing, and can be utilized as a zero-carbon bunkering gasoline within the marine sector and for co-firing in thermal energy technology.
“Inexperienced ammonia is a wonderful power provider, particularly over long-distances, and could be simply transported,” it added. “The product can be ‘cracked’ again to hydrogen fuel for additional functions.”
The 2 companies signed a memorandum of understanding through the Tokyo Worldwide Convention on African Improvement (TICAD 8) held in Tunisia on August 27 and 28, Sasol stated in a press release.
“This marks one more milestone in our ambition to guide the power transition in South Africa by decarbonisation, whereas stimulating industrial improvement,” stated Priscillah Mabelane, Sasol’s government vp for power.
Japanese conglomerate Itochu has been exploring the event of inexperienced hydrogen as a gasoline within the marine sector and for energy technology, Sasol stated.