Climate Change

07 Jun 2022

Mitsubishi Tests Carbon Capture Technology in Gas Engine Gensets

07 Jun 2022  by   

Gas engine generator sets in MHIET’s Sagamihara Plant. Credit: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger will launch a demonstration test of carbon capture technology in gas engine generator sets.

The testing will begin in July 2022 and will last for 10 months, marking Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering’s (MHIENG) first initiative capturing CO2 from gas engine flue gas.

The demonstration will be carried out using a compact CO2 capture system manufactured by MHIENG and installed in gas engine generator sets forming part of an in-house power station at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger’s (MHIET) Sagamihara Plant in Japan.

The demonstration testing will study the impact of gas engine flue gas properties on capture performance and evaluate the component makeup of the captured CO2.

Verification will also be performed on an operation support service utilising MHIENG’s proprietary remote monitoring system.

A fully integrated customer support structure will be put in place encompassing all aspects from CO2 capture system introduction plans for gas engines and other facilities, to after-sale services, maintenance and operation.

MHIENG’s compact CO2 capture system

In addition, a mass-production type compact CO2 capture system will be adopted and the system’s ease of installation and appropriateness for use in relative small-scale facilities will be evaluated, to enable enhancement of the system’s overall reliability.

Plans also call for the captured CO2 to undergo liquefaction testing to facilitate its handling.

MHIET intends to invite customers to tour the Sagamihara Plant while testing is underway.


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