Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a contract to supply Nippon Ekitan Corporation, a group company of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC), with a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture unit for its liquid CO2 production facility.

The new unit will capture CO2 generated by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation’s (MCC) chemical plant in Mizushima, Japan, by using an adsorption solvent to separate and capture the CO2 generated by the facility.

The new unit will recover approximately 283 metric tonnes per day (mtpd), with installation expected to fully complete in October, 2017.

MHI’s capture technology, called the KM CDR ProcessTM, uses the KS-1TM adsorption solvent to achieve significant energy reductions compared with other methods.

MHI will continue to make contributions to sustainable economic development and environmental protection through proactive initiatives promoting its advanced CO2 capture technology

 

Since 1999, this solvent has been used in 11 plants to capture CO2 from flue gas in chemical plants worldwide. A press release stated, “This track record has made MHI a global leader in commercial applications of CO2 capture units. Going forward, MHI will continue to make contributions to sustainable economic development and environmental protection through proactive initiatives promoting its advanced CO2 capture technology.”

MHI will design the new unit and supply its core components, but the Japanese engineering company will license its CO2 capture technology to Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation, who will handle the engineering, procurement and construction of the new facility.

MHI’s CO2 capture technology is also used across the chemical, power plant and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) sectors.