Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Global Website | MHIENG to Conduct CO2 Capture Demonstration Test at Operating Cement Plant in Japan –

Tokuyama Nanyo Factory
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Tokyo, March 29, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. group company. (MHI), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tokuyama Corporation, one of the main Japanese chemical/cement groups, on the establishment of a CO2 capture the demonstration test program at their cement plant. This program will run over a nine-month period starting in June 2022 and will be the first implementation of MHIENG to perform a demonstration test at a working cement plant.

A mobile CO2 The capture test unit manufactured by MHIENG is being installed at Tokuyama’s existing cement plant in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, where Tokuyama is based. Cement kiln flue gas, which contains CO2 and other components would be fed into the mobile unit for demonstration testing. MHIENG will evaluate its performance and study the optimum technology and design suitable for cement application. This information will allow MHIENG to carry out the CO2 capture in the cement industry, and will also help achieve the industry’s decarbonization targets.

CO of MHIENG2 The capture technology has already been used successfully in commercial applications in chemical and coal-fired power plants, and MHIENG has extensive experience in carrying out demonstration tests for industrial areas such as biomass-fired power plants and waste-to-energy plants. With this first demonstration test in a cement plant, MHIENG will gain deeper expertise and knowledge of its technology, which will achieve stable and continuous CO emissions.2 capture with an optimized process. MHIENG’s strong operational track record, resulting data and expertise will further accelerate carbon neutrality in various industrial fields in Japan and around the world.

Besides cement production, Tokuyama is also known for various products in the fields of chemistry, life science and environment. Tokuyama is very proactive in promoting the development of products and technologies that solve problems facing society, such as global warming. The demonstration test agreed under this MoU is part of Tokuyama’s commitment to implement specific measures to enable a carbon neutral society.

The MHI Group is currently strengthening its position in the energy transition, and is developing a CO sector2 the ecosystem is at the heart of these initiatives. Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is gaining attention as an effective way to achieve a carbon neutral society. Going forward, MHIENG will continue to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions globally by promoting the widespread adoption of high performance CO2 capture technology worldwide. It will also continue to develop new proprietary technologies to protect the global environment.

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About MHIENG CO2 capture technology

MHIENG (originally MHI), together with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., developed the CO2 capture technologies – KM CDR Process™ and Advanced KM CDR Process™ – since 1990. As of March 2022, MHIENG has delivered 13 factories adopting KM CDR Process™, and three more are under construction, making MHIENG a world leader in this field .

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