MHIENG to Hold CO2 Capture Test at Japanese Cement Plant | News

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) group company, MHI Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), is poised to help decarbonize the Japanese cement industry through the application of its KM CDR Process carbon capture technology.

Announced today (March 29and), the demonstration – which is expected to last nine months and begin in June – was agreed under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between MHIENG and Tokuyama Corporation (Tokuyama), one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of chemicals/cement.

Having been used successfully in a range of commercial applications, MHIENG’s technology aims to help reduce emissions in notoriously hard-to-reduce industrial sectors such as cement, steel and waste-to-energy (WtE ).

Prior to the test, a mobile CO2 unit manufactured by MHIENG is being installed at the existing Tokuyama Cement Plant in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, where the CO2-containing flue gases produced by the cement kiln will be introduced into the unit.

To optimize the cement application technology, MHIENG will evaluate the performance of the KM CDR process during the test, after which the resulting data will be used to accelerate the decarbonization of the cement industry, a sector responsible for approximately 7% of emissions. global CO2 emissions.

The demonstration is the latest in a series of new carbon capture projects initiated by MHI and MHIENG, having recently implemented its KM CDR process technology for testing at a Japan-based WtE plant and a Japan-based aluminum fabricator. Bahrain.

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