A new deal has been inked to introduce post-combustion carbon capture technology at NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

NextDecade Corporation confirmed the news on Wednesday (14th April), stating that it had signed an engineering services agreement (ESA) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America for the design, license, and performance guarantee of the KM CDR Process™.

MHI Group has deployed 13 carbon capture systems around the world, including in what is believed to be world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture facility that is comparable in size to the first phase of the carbon capture project at Rio Grande LNG.

“We are pleased to have executed an ESA with MHI Group, a widely recognized leader in commercial-scale carbon capture technology,” said Matt Schatzman, NextDecade’s Chairman and CEO.

“MHI Group’s carbon capture solution is an ideal complement to NextDecade’s proprietary processes. We look forward to working with MHI Group on the CCS project at Rio Grande LNG, which we expect to be the greenest LNG project in the world.”

Yoshihiro Shiraiwa, MHIA’s President and CEO, added, “We are proud to work with NextDecade on this world leading project. This will be the world’s first application of post-combustion capture for LNG, and we expect this initiative will contribute to realising carbon neutrality in the years ahead.”

“MHI Group is committed to being an innovative solution provider as the energy industry transitions to lower carbon options. We will work diligently with NextDecade to bring this project to fruition.”