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Chiyoda, Toshiba ESS complete large-scale BECCS plant in Japan

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Chiyoda Corporation has completed the EPC operations contracted with Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) for a large-scale carbon capture facility at a biomass plant in Japan.

The new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) facility has been established at Mikawa Power Plant, which utilises palm kernel shells and has a capacity of 50,000 kW.

The plant is to be operated by SIGMA POWER Ariake Corporation, a subsidiary of Toshiba ESS, in Omuta, Fukuoka prefecture.

According to Toshiba ESS, the new facility will be the world’s first large-scale BECCS plant.

The facility uses Chiyoda’s unique fuel gas desulphurisation technology (CT-121) as a pretreatment device for the separation and recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2). It will capture more than 500 tons of CO2 pr day, more than 50% of daily emissions at Mikawa Power Plant.