Low-carbon hydrogen plant in HyNet cluster chooses MHI’s CO2 capture technology


Low-carbon hydrogen plant in HyNet cluster chooses MHI’s CO2 capture technology

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), a Japanese engineering company, has entered into a licensing agreement with KBR, its U.S. counterpart, to provide CO2 capture technology for the low-carbon Hydrogen Production Plant 2 (HPP2) being established in Cheshire, northwest England at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex. The project is owned by Essar Group’s EET Hydrogen and will be one of the largest low-carbon hydrogen plants in the UK once operational. KBR will provide the hydrogen production process technology and the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the project.

As part of the agreement, MHI will license its Advanced KM CDR Process, a CO2 capture technology developed in collaboration with Kansai Electric Power, and provide the process design package (PDP) for the new post-combustion CO2 capture plant at the HPP2 site. This plant is a key component of the HyNet carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) cluster, with captured CO2 being permanently sequestered into depleted gas fields under the sea in Liverpool Bay.

EET Hydrogen, the driving force behind hydrogen production projects in the HyNet cluster, was selected by the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) as an initial cluster along with the East Coast cluster. HPP2 is part of a larger infrastructure plan that includes Hydrogen Production Plant 1 (HPP1), which will have an initial production capacity of 350 MW and capture around 600,000 tons of CO2 annually. These projects will enable local industrial and power generation businesses in the North West to transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy, reducing carbon emissions by 2.5 million tons per year.

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