Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, MHIENG, has launched full-scale operation of its compact CO2 capture system ordered in November 2021 by Taihei Dengyo Kaisha. It is the first system of its kind to go into commercial operation.
The system has been installed at a 7 MW class biomass power plant operated by Taihei Dengyo in Seifu Shinto, a suburb of Hiroshima City. The system has the capacity to capture 0.3 metric tons per day (tpd) and is based on a versatile standardised design requiring an installation space of just five metres in length and two metres wide. Its modular configuration enabled rapid transportation to the site and trouble-free installation.
The CO2 captured from the plant's flue gas will be used in on-site greenhouses. As the next step, MHIENG will perform demonstration test of operational support services for the plant using a proprietary remote monitoring system with the customer. MHIENG aims ultimately to put in place a fully integrated customer support package, encompassing everything from system design and delivery to after-sale servicing, operation and maintenance. MHIENG also has plans to expand its line-up of compact CO2 capture systems as well as to pursue reduced installation, operation and maintenance costs and faster deliveries.