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GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  March 10, 2021

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries tests carbon capture at Norwegian facility

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) announced March 5 that it entered into an agreement that will allow it to begin testing its carbon capture technology at a plant in Mongstad, Norway.

The industrial group completed the agreement with Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to test its proprietary solvent for capturing CO2, the KS-21 amine-based absorbent, which was developed in collaboration with Kansai Electric Power Co. The team will test the long-term usage of the technology with a goal of achieving commercialization some time in 2021.

The new KS-21 solvent will enable reduced running costs, lower volatility and greater stability against degradation than its KS-1 predecessor, which has been adopted by 13 commercial plants delivered by MHIENDG. The group hopes to quickly expand commercial opportunity for the technology in the UK and European markets.

“MHI Group today is strengthening its efforts in the energy transition field, to help realize a carbon neutral world on a global scale,” Kenji Terasawa, MHIENG president & CEO, said in a statement. “For many years, MHIENG has strived to minimize CO2 emissions from gas emissions, utilizing its cutting-edge technologies. Today we possess reliable and economically feasible carbon capture technologies supported by more than three decades of research and development activity and a robust track record of commercial plants around the world. TCM’s abundant knowledge and experience in environmental impact assessment, and its state-of-the-art testing environment, will raise the level of our CO2 capture technologies further, enabling us to accelerate business expansion in the vital UK and European markets. We expect the new testing program will contribute to realizing carbon neutrality in the years ahead.”

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