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.


  • 2023.09.05

    The 3rd International Conference on Fuel Ammonia (ICFA2023) will be held on September 29, 2023. This conference is co-hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and CFAA.

    Date:Friday, September 29, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)

    Format :Hybrid format of on-site and online (using Zoom) (with simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese)

    Venue :Hitotsubashi Hall (NationalCenter of Sciences Building2F,2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-Ku,Tokyo)

    ■ The 3rd International Conference on Fuel Ammonia Website

    ■ To register for the conference, please visit:


  • 2022.12.25

    Our New Year’s holiday


    We will be closed for the New Year’s holiday from December 29, through January 3.


    We will resume working from January 4.

    Thank you for all your kind support of this year and continuous help for new year.


  • 2022.11.24

    Publication Information

    CO2 Free Ammonia as an Energy Carrier
    Japan’s Insights
    Editors: Ken-ichi Aika, Hideaki Kobayashi

    We inform you that “CO2 Free Ammonia as an Energy Carrier” edited by Ken-ichi Aika and Hideaki Kobayashi will be published from Springer.

    This book presents the results of ammonia-related research mainly focused on the SIP Energy Carrier (FY2014-18) in English.

    Until now, the main source of information has been reports, Energy Carrier|Completion Report|Strategic Innovation Program (SIP) ( in Japanese, but we hope this book will be disseminated as a bible of “Ammonia Energy Carrier”.

    The e-book is already available. The hardcover book will be published in early January 2023.

    For details, please see below.

    CO2 Free Ammonia as an Energy Carrier | SpringerLink

  • 2022.10.25

    The Second International Conference on Fuel Ammonia (ICFA) was successfully finished. Thank you for your participation.

    The conference archive is available via the following link;

  • 2022.08.31

    Second International Conference on Fuel Ammonia (ICFA) will be held on September 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Japan time), co-hosted by METI. (Streaming Online)

    ■ ICFA official site:Second International Conference on Fuel Ammonia (

    ■ Please click here to register your participation.


  • 2022.07.22

    We have moved our office to a new location. Our new adress is Takebashi Bldg. 9F, 2chome -1- 8 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054, Japan.

  • 2022.07.06

    【Draft Definition of Clean Ammonia (Interim Summary)】

    CFAA has been discussing the definition of clean ammonia. We are now releasing a draft definition (interim summary) in order to solicit opinions from non-members.


    You can download the draft definition here.


    If you have any comments, please contact the secretariat.

  • 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


  • 2021.01.14

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



President : Shigeru Muraki

I am indeed honored by this opportunity to express my thoughts as newly assigned president of CFAA.


To achieve sustainable growth that balances energy and the environment, it is imperative that we urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide emissions. Many countries, including Japan, are accelerating their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Under such circumstances, fuel ammonia is increasingly expected to be an effective solution.


The fuel ammonia industry was listed as one of the 14 priority areas in the “Green Growth Strategy for Carbon Neutrality in 2050” formulated in December 2020. A Cabinet Decision on the Sixth Strategic Energy Plan approved in October 2021 stipulated that hydrogen and ammonia should make up 1% of the power supply mix in 2030.


The Strategic Innovation Program (SIP) of the Cabinet Office from 2014 to 2018 described that ammonia can be utilized as a zero-emission fuel that does not emit carbon dioxide when burned. It is also the most effective energy carrier for storing and transporting renewable energy. While technological development for social implementation has continued, the Public-Private Council for Fuel Ammonia Introduction was established in October 2020 to accelerate efforts toward social implementation of fuel ammonia, in collaboration with private companies, including consumers and suppliers, and the government. We will commit to playing a leading role in the Council and we are working to build a value chain from the supply of fuel ammonia to its use.


Stable supply and cost reduction are crucial for the social implementation of fuel ammonia. For this, it is essential that Japanese companies actively participate in the development of the supply chain infrastructure for manufacturing, transportation, storage, and receiving of ammonia, focused on the utilization side. This includes direct combustion and co-combustion technologies, in which Japan is already a world leader, as well promotion of governmental support measures and public-private partnerships.
Since its establishment in 2019, CFAA has served 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. We will continue to contribute to the early social implementation of fuel ammonia, decarbonization, and the growth of Japanese industry.


I personally thank you most sincerely for your commitment to CFAA and I welcome your valuable contributions to our common interest.

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 July 1, 2023)

Title Name Affliation's Position
President * Shigeru Muraki Former Vice Chairman, Tokyo Gas
Executive Vice President * Masahiro Aika Managing Executive Officer, JGC HOLDINGS
Executive Vice President * Nobuhiko Kubota Managing Executive Officer, IHI
Executive Director Susumu Miyazaki Secretary-General, Clean Fuel Ammonia Association
Director Kenichi Asano General Manager, MITSUI & CO.
Director Keisuke Ishii Chief Technology Officer, Toyo Engineering
Director Hideaki Kobayashi Professor, Tohoku University
Director Seiji Takeuchi Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical
Director Masaya Tanaka Executive Officer, ITOCHU Corporation
Director Hiroki Haba Adviser, Mitsubishi Corporation
Director Taro Fukazawa Senior Vice President, Engineering Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Director Junzo Yamamoto Senior Executive Officer, Idemitsu Kosan
Director Yoshiaki Yokota Managing Executive Officer, Marubeni Corporation
Director Tsutomu Yokoyama Executive Officer, NYK Line
Director Manabu Yoshida General Manager, Mitsui Chemicals
Director Tetsuya Watabe Corporate Vice President, JERA
Auditor Osamu Azegami Corporate Vice President, Member of the Board, TOYOTA ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC.
Auditor Yoshiyuki Hagihara Senior General Manager, TAIYO NIPPON SANSO
* Representative Director

Member List(As of December 7, 2023)



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