Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has delivered a CO2 capture test plant for carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) to Asahi Quality & Innovations (AQI).

The plant has adopted an advanced scrubbing technology developed by Toshiba ESS that captures a higher purity of CO2 from boiler flue gas at the Asahi Group Research & Development Center.

CO2 capture plants are a system to capture CO2 from flue gas at facilities such as thermal power stations and waste incineration plants.

Toshiba ESS uses chemical absorption-based post combustion capture technology that is versatile in its application to various flue gas streams, and offers a wide CO2 capture capacity.

The chemical solvent used in the process absorbs CO2 under low temperatures and releases it under high temperatures for carbon-capturing.


Source: Toshiba ESS

Asahi Group Holdings developed the ‘Asahi Group Environmental Vision 2050’ and is attempting to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions (carbon neutrality) in its business operation by 2050.

AQI will verify its test plant goal to introduce reliable and economical CCU plants for food and beverage businesses in the group companies.

“Carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) is expected to play a vital role in the fight against global warming, and Toshiba ESS will continue to be engaged in the research, development and deployment of CO2 capture technology,” said Takao Konishi, Director and Senior Vice-President of the Power Systems Div. at Toshiba ESS.

“By promoting CO2 capture technology around the world, we will create new values that support customer needs while contributing to the environment.”

“We will continue to make proposals to the Asahi Group, including scale-up models, reflecting the knowledge we will gain through the test plant.”

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