Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), both group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will jointly start demonstration testing of a carbon capture technology developed by MHIENG in a gas engine generator controlled by MHIET. The testing is an important part of Mitsubishi’s net-zero goal.
The 10-month demonstration will begin in July 2022 and will be MHIENG’s first attempt at capturing carbon from gas engine exhaust gas.
The demonstration will happen using a compact carbon capture system at the Sagamihara Plant in Japan and will test the exhaust gas’ impact on capture performance, as well as the contents of the captured carbon. The Group will also introduce a fully integrated customer support structure that includes maintenance, operations, and after-sale services.
MISSION NET ZERO, MHI Group’s program which aims to achieve zero emissions by 2024, was first announced in October last year. To achieve carbon neutrality, the company has introduced energy saving, and decarbonized energy sources, and is working towards carbon-neutral production plants.
CO2 capture, utilization, and storage are becoming increasingly popular as society strives to achieve carbon neutrality. MHI Group is working toward strengthening its position in the transition to clean energy and the carbon capture technology of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering will be instrumental in achieving emission reduction on a global scale.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering began developing its carbon dioxide capture technology in partnership with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., in 1990 and has since become a leader in the field on a global scale. The company will work on building new technologies that contribute to decreasing the impact of global warming.
Meanwhile, MHIET, which manufactures gas engine generators, will work on producing environmentally friendly gas engines.