Concept

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.

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  • 2020.2.4

    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.

Greeting

President:Osamu Ishitobi.photo

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.

 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 30th June 2020)

Title Name Affliation's Position
President※Osamu IshitobiCounselor, Sumitomo Chemical
Executive Vice President※Shigeru MurakiExecutive Advisor, Tokyo Gas
Executive Vice President※Masahiro Aika Managing Executive Officer, JGC HOLDINGS
DirectorKeisuke Ishii Fellow, Toyo Engineering
DirectorYukihisa Ozawa Director, IHI
DirectorShintarou Uzawa Senior Operating Officer, JERA
DirectorMasayoshi Ota Senior Executive Officer, Ube Industries
DirectorAkihiko Sagara Managing Executive Officer, Marubeni
DirectorHiroyuki Takahashi General Manager, Methanol & Ammonia Division Global,
Mitsui & Co.
DirectorHiroki Haba Director, Mitsubishi
DirectorSusumu Miyazaki Secretary-General, the Green Ammnonia Consortium
DirectorKazuhiro Morita Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Engineering, Ltd.
AuditorToshi Nakamura General Manager, Tramp Co-ordination Group, Nippon Yusen
AuditorTetsuro Hitoshi President, Toyota Energy Solutions

※ Representative Director

Membership List(As of October 28, 2020)

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