Bahrain's GPIC takes Mitsubishi CO2 recovery tech

20 December 2007 11:07  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS news)--Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) signed an agreement on Thursday to license carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery technology to Bahrain-based fertilizer and petrochemicals maker Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co (GPIC).

GPIC will use the technology to recover CO2 from flue gas emitted at its existing petrochemical plant and use the captured material to increase urea and methanol production, MHI said.

"The recovery units can capture 450 tonnes/day of CO2, one of the world's largest capacities for the chemical application," MHI said.

The CO2 recovery plant is scheduled for completion in January 2010, it added.

MHI’s CO2 recovery technology, which was jointly developed with Kansai Electric Power Co can pick up around 90% of the CO2 in flue gas, it added.

CO2 recovery technology is also used in other chemical applications such as the production of dimethyl ether (DME) and in the food and beverage industries.


By: Aaron Rodrigues
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