Drax signs contract to use Mitsubishi's carbon capture solvent

Jun 10 2021


Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR process™.

The contract will see Drax license MHI’s proprietary carbon capture solvent, KS-21™?, to capture CO2 at its power station near Selby, North Yorkshire.

As part of the agreement, MHI plans to locate its core CCS team at the company’s European headquarters in London and explore additional employment opportunities in the UK in future. MHI is also looking at ways to strengthen its supply chain, including the potential production of its proprietary solvent in the UK.

Drax has already successfully trialled MHI’s carbon capture technology in a pilot that started in 2020 to test two of MHI’s proprietary solvents (KS-1™? and KS-21™?).

The first BECCS unit at Drax could be operational as soon as 2027, supporting thousands of jobs across the North of England as soon as 2024, and capturing and storing at least 8 million tonnes of CO2 a year by 2030.

Drax is the first company to sign a contract to deploy carbon capture technology at scale in the UK. The project combines MHI’s proven and world-leading technology with offshore geological storage under the North Sea, helping the UK achieve its target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and demonstrates global climate leadership ahead this weekend’s G7 in Cornwall and of COP26 in Glasgow in November.

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