Tokuyama Corporation, being one of the top cement manufacturers in Japan, is set to start a 9-month long demo test project of a carbon capture technology for its cement plant.
The technology will be directly integrated with the cement plants and the test program should begin in June 2022.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Ltd (MHIENG) has manufactured the mobile carbon capture test unit that is currently being installed in an existing cement plant in Shunan.
The cement kiln’s flue gas containing CO2 with other components will all be used in the demonstration test.
MHIENG will carry out the tests and make observations based on the performance.
The observations will enable the company to assess optimum design and technology that suits the cement application.
It will help in generating real statistics about capturing CO2 in the cement industry and help reach the decarbonization goals faster.
Tokuyama is known not just for cement production but also for products related to chemicals, environment and life science.
The firm is very active with the promotion of technology and products that can help solve the environmental crisis that is global warming and is committed to contributing to a carbon-neutral society by implementing new solutions.
The MHI group is also working to develop a CO2 ecosystem that revolves around carbon capture initiatives.
MHIENG will be continuously working to reduce greenhouse gases on a worldwide basis. It is to do so by promoting high-performance CO2 capture technology.
The CO2 capture technology by MHIENG is being used in chemical and coal-fired power plants’ commercial applications.
Both companies will press ahead to establish a process that is optimized enough to capture CO2 continuously and effectively reduce GHG emissions on a global scale.