Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will study liquefied CO2 transport by vessel off the coast of Kyushu, Japan implemented by ENEOS Corporation, Electric Power Development, and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation and commissioned by Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC).
n particular, MOL will do an initial voyage plan study, figure out how much shipping will cost, and look for risks and problems with using a liquefied CO2 carrier to get CO2 from J-Power’s thermal power plants and ENEOS’s refineries in Western Japan to possible storage sites.
|Emission||ENEOS refineries and J-Power thermal power plants in Western Japan|
|Mode of transport||Vessels and pipelines|
|Potential storage site||Off northern to western Kyushu (offshore saline aquifers)|
|Storage volume||3 million tons/year|
The conditions for liquefaction are low temperature and low pressure or medium temperature and medium pressure. To remind, MOL recently signed along with other partners a Project Agreement for the LP Technology R&D Project, to research and develop low-pressure and low-temperature solutions for bulk CO2 transport by ships.
With an annual CO2 storage capacity of approximately 3 million tonnes, the offshore northern to western Kyushu CCS project will be the largest among candidate projects in JOGMEC’s advanced CCS programmes.