For the first time, blue ammonia is going to be traded internationally. It is being sent from Saudi Arabia to Japan, where it will be used to generate electricity in power stations.
Let us inform you that blue ammonia is the substance from which electricity can be made without pollution.
In this way, Japan, which is very environmentally conscious, will become the first country in the world to use ammonia to reduce carbon emissions on a large scale.
40 Tons of Blue Ammonia in the First Shipment
Japan had announced to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by the year 2030. They are taking many steps in this direction.
One of these is the initiative to use blue ammonia. Saudi Aramco made an official announcement about this on 27 September.
Aramco is a Saudi oil company, which is among the highest-revenue companies in the world. According to Aramco, Japan is going to take 40 tons of blue ammonia in the first shipment.
This ammonia will be used in thermal power stations, which will generate electricity and reduce carbon emissions.
Helps to Reduce Pollution
Currently, blue ammonia is becoming a byproduct of the petrochemical industries. This is why the Saudi oil company ARAMCO is a pioneer in the creation of this new fuel source.
However, Blue Ammonia is being considered as the first step towards Green Ammonia. Now the question comes, what is this green ammonia and what is the benefit to us? It is also like a blue ammonia.
The only difference is that green ammonia can be made from those sources of fuel, which do not cause pollution, which is green fuel.
At the same time, blue ammonia being produced is a byproduct of polluting fuel sources. Although at the moment, blue ammonia itself is being considered as a major initiative towards reducing pollution.
Japan has taken the initiative to take blue ammonia from Saudi under the Paris Agreement.
This agreement was done with the objective of taking steps to prevent pollution by countries. In fact, 195 countries gathered in Paris in November-December 2015 amid growing concern over climate change.
There, a global agreement was reached to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is known as the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement was initially signed by 177 members. This was the first time that such a large number of members had agreed on the first day of an international agreement.
Where is India in this Agreement
According to a study done by the Global Carbon Project, India also accounts for seven to eight percent of carbon dioxide gas emissions.
China tops with 26 percent in terms of pollution. At the same time, America is also second with 15 percent.
The European Union comes in at number three. Overall, these four countries account for about 58 percent of the world’s pollution.
The reason for the high pollution levels in India is the high dependence of coal on industries here. This is also the reason in China.
While other developed countries use solar and wind energy more and more.