01 July 2008 08:48 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japanese engineering major Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed a license agreement for its carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery technology with a Pakistani chemical producer, the company said on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited, the second-largest producer of urea fertilizer in ?xml:namespace>
No financial details were disclosed.
The recovery units, which could capture 340 tonnes/day of CO2, were slated for completion in July 2010, Mitsubishi added.
The technology to be licensed by Mitsubishi separated and recovered CO2 from flue gas emitted during the urea production process and provided the captured CO2 as feedstock for urea and methanol synthesis, the company said.
The technology used KS-1 proprietary solvent to absorb CO2, which the company jointly developed with Kansai Electric Power Company and it could recover approximately 90% of the CO2 in flue gas, it added.
According to Mitsubishi, Engro was currently building an ammonia/urea complex in Daharki, with a production capacity of 3,835 tonnes/day.
The CO2 recovery plant on order would be the first in the world to be incorporated into a urea plant from the design stage, Mitsubishi said, adding it hoped it would be the first of many.
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