Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has agreed to collaborate with global engineering company Chiyoda Corporation for the licensing of CO2 capture technologies.

As part of the agreement, MHI will grant license of "KM CDR Process™" and "Advanced KM CDR Process™" to Chiyoda, which is jointly developed with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and Chiyoda will provide EPC services to customers for CO2 capture projects in Japan.

Through this collaboration, MHI aims to enhance its EPC capabilities to develop CO2 capture projects in Japan, where demand for carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is expected to increase. Chiyoda has been involved in EPC for various types of plants and has a track record in infrastructure engineering capabilities, including liquefaction and injection facilities. Through this collaboration, the two companies will leverage their experience to meet decarbonization needs in a wide range of industries.

MHI Group has been developing the KM CDR Process™ (Kansai Mitsubishi Carbon Dioxide Recovery Process) and the Advanced KM CDR Process™ in collaboration with the Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. since 1990. As of May 2024, 16 plants have adopted the KM CDR Process™, and two more are currently under construction. The Advanced KM CDR Process™ uses the KS-21™ solvent, which incorporates technological improvements over the amine-based KS-1™, applied at all 16 of the commercial CO2 capture plants delivered to date.