Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Ltd. (MHI Engineering or MHIENG) – a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, will license its carbon capture technology and provide a process design package to Eni S.p.A. for Italy’s first carbon capture utilization and storage project.
Eni S.p.A. is Italy’s largest integrated energy company and plans to capture approximately 25,000 tons of CO2 per year from the turbo compressor exhaust of its natural gas plant in Casalborsetti – Northeast Italy.
MHI Engineering’s new deal will expand the company’s presence in Europe and is also the first provision of its carbon capture technology to Italy.
The company plans to work with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA Ltd. (MHI-EMEA) – MHI’s regional headquarters for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, to respond to the increasing demand for carbon capture services in Europe and Italy.
The Group is currently focused on strengthening its position in the energy transition and developing CO2 technologies which are part of the green movement of the economy. Carbon capture is in the EU’s plan of realizing its carbon neutral goal.
MHI Engineering wants to contribute toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale by promoting broad adoption of high-performance carbon absorption technology worldwide.
The company will provide the KM CDR Process™ to Eni S.p.A, which is jointly developed with the Japanese electric utility Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. This is a technology that captures the CO2 contained in flue gas by a process of chemical absorption using MHIENG’s proprietary KS-1™ solvent.
The two companies are collaborating together on the system since 1990 and have deployed it at 13 commercial facilities around the world, where its high reliability has been confirmed by solid track records.
Earlier this month, MHIENG also announced it will deploy its technology at a cement facility in Shunan, owned and operated by Tokuyama Corporation, one of Japan’s leading chemicals/cement manufacturers.
MHI Group developing its carbon capture ecosystem confirms that industrial and energy companies around the world are turning towards the technology as a way of facilitating the energy transition. The deal with Eni S.p.A will also help accelerate Italy’s carbon neutral ambitions.