Chiyoda, Toshiba ESS complete large-scale BECCS 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.