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,
the GAC will dedicate itself to conducting studies on technological and economic assessment, in developing policy proposals, and in promoting international collaboration.
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.
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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.
The GAC 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 GAC were also expressed in the above mentioned “Integrated innovation Strategy”, and attracted attention of relevant parties inside and outside of Japan as well. GAC now has 70 members, including domestic companies, organizations, and overseas-associates.
In addition to socially implementing the use of ammonia, GAC 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 GAC'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.
- General MeetingEmployees：Regular members
AuditorsBoard of Directors
- Technology Committee
- Strategy Committee
- International Committee
Board Members （As of 30th June 2020）
|President※||Osamu Ishitobi||Counselor, 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||Director, IHI|
|Director||Shintarou Uzawa||Senior Operating Officer, JERA|
|Director||Masayoshi Ota||Senior Executive Officer, Ube Industries|
|Director||Akihiko Sagara||Managing Executive Officer, Marubeni|
General Manager, Methanol & Ammonia Division Global,
Mitsui & Co.
|Director||Hiroki Haba||Director, Mitsubishi|
|Director||Susumu Miyazaki||Secretary-General, the Green Ammnonia Consortium|
Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
|Auditor||Toshi Nakamura||General Manager, Tramp Co-ordination Group, Nippon Yusen|
|Auditor||Tetsuro Hitoshi||President, Toyota Energy Solutions|
※ Representative Director
Membership List（As of October 28, 2020）
- Marubeni Corporation
- Mitsubishi Corporation
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
- MITSUI & CO.
- SUMITOMO CHEMICAL
- Tokyo Gas
- Toyo Engineering
- Ube Industries
- Aramco Asia Japan
- CHUGAI RO
- DIAMOND ELECTRIC MFG
- Electric Power Development
- HAZAMA ANDO
- Hokkaido Electric Power
- Hokuriku Electric Power Company
- Idemitsu Kosan
- IINO KAIUN
- IMI Japan
- Japan Oil Engineering
- JFE Engineering
- JGC Catalysts and Chemicals
- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
- Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc
- MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL
- Mitsubishi Power
- Mitsubishi Materials
- Mitsui E&S Machinery
- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
- Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
- NIPPON SHOKUBAI
- Nippon Yusen
- Osaka Gas
- Shell Japan
- Showa Denko
- SUMITOMO CORPORATION
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
- Suzuyo Shoji
- TAIYO NIPPON SANSO
- The Chugoku Electric Power Company
- The Kansai Electric Power Company
- thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers
- TOHO GAS
- Tohoku-Electric Power
- TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES
- Toray Industries
- TOYOTA CENTRAL R&D LABS
- TOYOTA ENERGY SOLUTIONS
- TOYOTA INDUSTRIES
- Uyeno Transtech
- Wärtsilä Japan
- YANMAR HOLDINGS
〔Associate Members (foreign companies)〕
- A-Enviro Chile GmbH-Austria Energy (AUT)
- Baker Hughes (UK, US)
- CF Industries (US)
- DNV GL (NOR)
- Engie - Hydrogen Business Unit (FRA)
- Equinor ASA (NOR)
- Fortescue Metals Group (AUS)
- "Kellogg Brown & Root Asia Pacific Pte. (SIN)"
- "NW interconnected Power Pty Ltd (Asian Renewable Energy Hub) (AUS)"
- Origin Energy Limited (AUS)
- Stanwell Corporation (AUS)
- The Hydrogen Utility (AUS)
- Woodside Energy (AUS)
- Yara International ASA (NOR)
〔Associate Members （individual）〕
- Fumiteru Akamatsu
- Hideaki Kobayashi
- Jyun Kubota
- Jyunko Umezawa
- Kiyohiko Nakae
- Koichi Eguchi
- Norihiko Nakamura
- Yoshitsugu Kojima
- Bunro Shiozawa （ex-SIP Deputy PD)
- Kenichi Aika （ex-SIP Deputy PD)
- "Takeo Kikkawa (International University of Japan)"
- Akita Industrial Technology Center
- Ammonia Energy Association （USA）
- Austrade Tokyo Office （Embassy）
- "Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry"
- CSIRO (AUS)
- EJAAD (OMN)
- Electric Power Research Institute (USA)
- Embassy of Norway in Tokyo, Japan
- Government of Queensland (AUS)
- Government of South Australia (AUS)
- Government of Western Australia (AUS)
- Japan Bank for International Cooperation
- Japan Coal Energy Center
- "Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation"
- New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
- Niihama City
- "National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology"
- The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
- "The New Zealand Hydrogen Association
- YOKKAICHI CITY
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