For all living things on Earth, we promote every viable solution for reducing anthropogenic and atmospheric CO₂, so that carbon neutrality can be achieved as early as possible in 21st century. This includes enhancing the recycling of CO₂ to transform it into a valuable commodity and doing so in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Realizing a CO₂ ecosystem encompassing all steps from capture to utilization
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21, annual worldwide CO₂ emissions must be reduced by more than 80% from the current 40 gigatons by 2050. Accomplishing this ambitious goal will require efforts to both reduce CO₂ emissions such as conserving energy, improving efficiency in existing infrastructure and implementing renewable energy, as well as capture CO₂ and construct a CCUS (CO₂ Capture, Utilization and Storage) value chain. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group has unveiled the Breeze CONCEPT, which outlines the path to a carbon-neutral society. Under this concept, we are working to optimize the entire CCUS value chain. Our efforts will help to provide optimal solutions and maximize cost-effectiveness for efficient and stable reduction of CO₂ emissions.
Solutions through the CO₂NTAIN, CO₂NNECT, and CO₂NVERT approach
MHI Group has reorganized the CCUS value chain within the framework called CO₂NTAIN, CO₂NNECT, and CO₂NVERT. To achieve carbon neutrality in each of these three areas, MHI Group is pursuing and promoting every viable solution. We have advocated the Breeze CONCEPT, with the goal of preserving the gentle breeze of today for future generations.
CO₂NTAIN, CO₂NNECT, and CO₂NVERT comprise the CCUS value chain
In terms of CO₂NTAIN, our track record includes 13 commercial CO₂ capture plants already delivered worldwide. We will continue to provide and develop technologies with proven performance and reliability. The CO₂ capture technology KM CDR Process™ developed by MHIENG in collaboration with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO) contributes to significant reductions in CO₂ emissions and is now at work in projects worldwide including the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project *. In addition to power plants, MHI Group’s CO₂ capture technology can recover CO₂ from other emissions sources, including waste incineration facilities and steel and cement plants. *As of 2021, the world’s largest post-combustion CO₂ capture plant (4,776 metric tons per day), located in Texas, USA.
With CO₂NNECT, we will bridge CCUS businesses across physical and digital applications. MHI Group is linking the physical supply chain through large CO₂ carriers that utilize technologies and expertise cultivated through years of experience developing shipbuilding and marine transport technologies. In addition, we are taking on the challenge of creating the CCUS ecosystem on the cyber platform of CO₂NNEX™ to visualize, certify and optimize CO₂ abatement.
With CO₂NVERT, we give value to CO₂ and promote its reuse and recycling. Through in-house technology development and investment, MHI Group is taking on the challenge of boosting technologies to convert CO₂ into other valuable commodities. We will actively work to activate the CCU ecosystem.
Breeze CONCEPT video
Our CCUS solutions
MHI Group has successfully continued our CO₂ capture business with KM CDR Process™. Additionally, we will continue to expand our CCUS value chain technology lineup through 2023 with various CO₂ capture equipment for industrial and transportation sectors such as compressors and carriers. To further enrich the CCUS value chain,, developing systems, services and solutions are inevitable. As part of our efforts to achieve a carbon-neutral world, the MHI Group will remain committed to its contributions in the areas of CO₂NTAIN, CO₂NNECT, and CO₂NVERT with our capability and experience.
Global participation in CO₂ business development
(On going projects as of 2021)
MHI Group is applying its extensive experience in the research and development of minimizing CO₂ emissions from exhaust gas. This includes its carbon capture project with the UK's Drax Group, which aims to capture and store over 8 million tons of CO₂ emissions annually, the largest amount in the world. Going forward, we will continue contribute to solutions to world-scale and effective reduction of greenhouse gases through technical demonstrations of CO₂ business development using our state-of-the-art facilities and expertise.
CO₂ Capture Technology for Exhaust Gas KM CDR Process™
In addition to reducing CO₂ emissions, CO₂ capture in fields where fuel conversion is difficult will be essential in order to achieve carbon neutrality. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. has the world’s most sophisticated technologies for CO₂ capture from exhaust gases, offering economical and highly efficient recovery of CO₂ from a variety of sources.
The reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a major issue and has created an urgent need for solutions to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of industrial facilities. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offers a range of compressors suitable for use in CO₂ recovery systems for industrial operations, as well as the transportation of CO₂ by pipeline and CO₂ storage.
Liquefied CO₂ carriers are intentionally built to efficiently transport liquefied carbon dioxide at low temperatures and high pressures to the location of storage or usage. These carriers are an economical option for transporting carbon dioxide produced by power plants, steelworks, and chemical factories.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and French Company TotalEnergies Initiate Feasibility Study of LCO₂ Carrier
-- Project for Technology Development and Market Formation in the CCUS Value Chain Aimed at Reducing CO₂ Emissions --
DRAX AND MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SIGN PIONEERING DEAL TOWARDS DELIVERY OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST NEGATIVE EMISSIONS PROJECT
MHI and IBM Japan to Develop the “CO₂NNEXTM” Digital Platform for Visualization of the CCUS value chain
-- New Platform to Strengthen the CO₂ Ecosystem and Support Early Achievement of Carbon Neutrality --