Japanese energy giant Jera has teamed up with compatriot shipowners NYK Line and Mitsui OSK Lines to launch a study into the transportation of ammonia.

The company intends to import the ammonia for fuel at its Hekinan Power Station in Aichi Prefecture, which is slated to start commercial operation in the late 2020s.

It is working on a project to demonstrate the use of fuel ammonia at the power plant, which aims to switch 20% of the fuel at Unit 4 to ammonia.