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 Development of basic technologies for next-generation thermal power generation 

  • Project Description

    This test facility is used to develop a methanation technology as a carbon recycling technology. Methane will be produced through synthesis of the CO2 generated at the Koshijihara Plant during the natural gas production process, together with hydrogen produced through electrolysis of water. Later, technical issues will be evaluated, including how to optimize the methane synthesis process, through a series of tests and continuous operation.

    Poroject Lead: Hitachi Zosen Corporation

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Asia

    Country: Japan

    City/Town: Nagoka

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2017-01-01 - 2019-01-01

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 11188110.0 €

    Funding source: N.A.

  • Technological Information


    - CCU (Power-to-X)

    CO2 Source: Thermal power plant

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (Point sources) and Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Thermal conversion

    - Chemical conversion

    Facility stage: Operational

    End TRL: 7

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Methane

  • Partners

    - Hitachi Zosen Corporation

    - INPEX Corporation

    - Technology Development Organization (NEDO)