The realization of a hydrogen society is expected to contribute to reducing the effects of global warming and improving energy security.

Ammonia is the leading option for hydrogen energy carriers.

To establish a value chain that extends from the distribution of CO2-free ammonia to the use of it,
conducting studies on technological and economic assessment, in developing policy proposals, and in promoting international collaboration.


  • 2022.04.05

    We have received an invitation from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Agency for Natural Resources and Energy to hold the 1st Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting (AGGPM) Public-Private Forum. If you are interested in attending the forum, please register at the registration site below.


    ■ Registration site: Here

    ■ Date and Time: Monday, April 25, 2022, 15:00-18:30 (JST)

    ■ Method: Online

    ■ Registration fee: Free


    Invitation from METI


  • 2021.09.13

    The 1st International Conference on Fuel Ammonia (ICFA) to be held on October 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Japan time), co-hosted by METI.

    ■ ICFA official site
    ■ Please click here to register your participation.


  • 2021.01.14

    The corporate name has been changed to “Clean Fuel Ammonia Association”.

  • 2020.02.04

    We shared a link to Ammonia Energy Association.

    AEA website☟ 

  • 2019.12.17

    Prof. Hideaki Kobayashi received the Combustion Society of Japan Prize 2019 for Thesis award and the Executive Vice President of the GAC Shigeru Muraki, along with Advisory Members Ken-Ichi Aika and Bunro Shiozawa, received the Technology Award.

    For more information

  • 2019.12.05

    GAC Website Opened

  • 2019.07.01

    The general meeting was held
    (at GakushiKaiKan)

  • 2019.04.01

    The GAC was established.



President : Osamu Ishitobi

  It is imperative that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly (especially CO2), to help realize a sustainable society. Hydrogen energy is expected to play a very important role in achieving this goal. "Energy Carrier"— one of the themes of Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program run by the Cabinet Office of the Japanese government (2014 – 2018)—revealed that ammonia can be used directly as a fuel for power generation and industrial use. Accordingly, ammonia has been drawing international attention lately as a CO2-free fuel and hydrogen energy carrier with great potential as recently published IEA report, "The Future of Hydrogen" (June. 2019) recognizes, for example. Besides, in the “Integrated innovation Strategy” (June. 2019), the Cabinet of the Japanese government stated its expectation for such ammonia’s potential and furthermore set a national target on introduction of ammonia as CO2 free energy.
  Clean Fuel Ammonia Association(CFAA) was established in April 2019, with the aim of developing a value chain for CO2-free ammonia to advance the social implementation of its benefits. Expectations for CFAA were also expressed in the above mentioned “Integrated innovation Strategy”, and attracted attention of relevant parties inside and outside of Japan as well. CFAA now has 120 members, including domestic companies, organizations, and overseas-associates.
 In addition to socially implementing the use of ammonia, CFAA will dedicate itself to building a value chain for supplying CO2-free ammonia. As part of this, we will serve as an intermediary between industry, academia, and government in conducting studies on technological and economic assessment, in developing policy proposals, and in promoting international collaboration, in order to achieve its goal. I am delighted to be part of CFAA's mission, progressing our activities to help overcome energy and environmental constraints that Japan is facing and to contribute to transforming our society into a decarbonized one.
 I believe that our activities will also pave the way for Japanese industries to lead the world in these challenging endeavors.

Organization Chart

  • General Meeting
    Employees:Regular members
    • Auditors
      Board of Directors
      • Secretariat
        Planning/Steering Committee
        • Technology Committee
        • Strategy Committee
        • International Committee

Board Members (As of 27 July, 2021)

Title Name Affliation's Position
President※ Osamu Ishitobi The former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical
Executive Vice President※ Shigeru Muraki Executive Advisor, Tokyo Gas
Executive Vice President※ Masahiro Aika Managing Executive Officer, JGC HOLDINGS
Director Keisuke Ishii Fellow, Toyo Engineering
Director Yukihisa Ozawa Executive Officer, IHI
Director Makoto Susaki Senior Vice President and CTO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering
Director Toshi Nakamura Executive Officer, NYK Line
Director Yuki Nishida General Manager, Engineering Plastics & Fine Chemicals Div.,UBE
Director Hiroki Haba Director, Mitsubishi
Director Takashi Furutani Chief Operating Officer of Basic Materials Business Unit, MITSUI & CO.
Director Susumu Miyazaki Secretary-General, Clean Fuel Ammonia Association
Director Tetsuya Watabe Senior Managing Executive Officer, JERA
Auditor Tetsuro Hitoshi President, Toyota Energy Solutions
Auditor Manabu Yoshida Managing Director, Mitsui Chemicals

※ Representative Director

Membership List(As of April 1, 2022)



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