Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. announced recently that it will license its carbon dioxide recovery technology to India’s Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd, to be used at the company’s CO2 recovery plant from next year.

The plant, which will be capable of capturing 450 tonnes of CO2 per day, will be one of the largest CO2 recovery facilities in the world and the Indian fertiliser maker will use the technology at its new CO2 recovery plant, which is slated to be built in June 2009.

The technology, co-developed with Kansai Electric Power Co, recovers CO2 from flue gas emitted during the fertilizer production process. Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals will use the captured CO2 and ammonia to make urea, a fertiliser component.

The supplied recovery technology can recover up to 90% of CO2 in flue gas, according to its developers and manufacturers, Mitsubishi Heavy.