･Compact and highly versatile module configuration significantly shortens time required for transport and installation.
･MHI to expand the lineup of compact CO2 capture systems, and establish an integrated customer support package from planning to after-sales service.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) received the “Awards for Excellence” at the 2022 Nikkei Excellent Products and Services Awards sponsored by Nikkei Inc., for its compact CO2 capture system developed for wide range of industries. The awards ceremony was held today at The Okura Tokyo hotel in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
The Awards for Excellence, now in its 41st year, are presented annually for products and services that are in principle announced between January and December, and featured in Nikkei Inc. media. During 2022, a total of 20 new products or services (8 industrial products, 7 consumer products, and 5 services) were selected for Awards for Excellence from among 197 candidates. MHI’s compact CO2 capture system was highly evaluated for its compact and highly versatile module configuration that significantly shortens the time required for transport and installation.
The first compact CO2 capture system for commercial use has been operating since June 2022 at the Seifu-shinto biomass power plant operated by Taihei Dengyo Kaisha, Ltd.(Note1). The captured CO2 is used for growing vegetables in the company’s on-site greenhouses, contributing to measures to prevent global warming. One of the merits of the compact CO2 capture system is that its small size allows it to be applied for CO2 capture technologies in a wide range of industries globally, including “hard-to-abate” sectors. Going forward, MHI will expand its lineup of compact CO2 capture systems, and by providing new services beyond just installation, such as automatic operation and remote monitoring, establish an integrated customer support package from planning to after-sales service.
This compact CO2 capture system was recently named “CO2MPACT” (trademark registration pending). Looking ahead, MHI aims to enhance recognition globally, and promote stakeholders pursuing carbon neutrality. The name incorporates the aspects of “easiness,” “lightness,” “moving fast,” and “simple,” as the system will contribute to the advancement of the decarbonization sector and expand business opportunities.
MHI Group is currently strengthening its position in the Energy Transition, and the development of a CO2 solutions ecosystem is a core component of those initiatives. MHI Group will continue to help achieve wide-scale greenhouse gas emission reduction by introducing its high-performance CO2 capture technology globally. It will also press ahead in developing new solutions to contribute to global environment protection.