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Toshiba to complete construction of carbon capture pilot plant

Submitted by on 26 December, 2018 – 4:32 am
Toshiba Corporation today announced it has completed construction of a pilot plant to support the development and validation of carbon capture technology. The final tests prior to commissioning of the plant was completed and the investigation and trial operation will start formally today. The pilot plant is in Ariake Sigma Power Co. Ltd. ‘s Mikawa Power Plant, in Omuta City, Japan.

CO2 separation and capture is an integral part of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) system. In the pilot plant Mikawa, Toshiba implement and validate their latest advances in separation and capture technology. Mikawa The pilot plant is designed for the capture of 10 tons per day of CO2 from flue gas real live plant boiler coal heat. The pilot plant will be used to verify the performance and operation of the system when applied practically to the thermal, including but not limited to the verification of the effects of the contents of the flue gas in the system. The knowledge and know-how acquired through these tests is used effectively towards the design of systems and equipment to the utility of large-scale power plants, which eventually be optimally integrated with other power plant equipment such as turbines and boilers.

Toshiba launched their R & D in the ACC in 2006, focusing on an amine chemical absorption system that consumes less energy in the CO2 separation and capture process, and verified through tests on a small scale that their performance matches the levels of industry leadership. The company established a new development of CCS and promotion organization last October, and will further accelerate the practical application and commercialization of this technology.

Toshiba aims to application and installation of your system demonstration plants worldwide, making the best use of their findings and knowledge acquired through the validation tests in the pilot plant of Mikawa. As a manufacturer of power plants, Toshiba’s goal is to satisfy the emerging needs of ACC systems on a commercial scale for thermal power plants, an area where demand is expected to grow around 2015. Toshiba accelerate their research and development to support the early establishment of this business.

The thermal energy of two thirds of power generation worldwide and is a central pillar of ensuring stable energy supply. However, over half of all coal power plants and these plants release more CO2 for the same amount of electricity that power plants that run on other fossil fuels like natural gas. Measures to reduce CO2 emissions from power stations are seen as an urgent necessity for the environment, and new plants are becoming the subject of regulations on CO2 emissions, especially in major industrialized countries. Given this, the demand for a functional system of CCS is expected to grow.

Toshiba Goal is to create a company able to meet the emerging needs of ACC systems on a commercial scale for thermal power plants by 2015. The company targets net sales of 100 billion yen in FY2020 in CCS-related businesses.

Source: Toshiba

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