Cosmo Energy and SEKISUI to Initiate a Joint Study Toward CCU Using a Chemical Looping Reaction Technology

  • 科兹摩
  • 積水化学工業

  宇宙能源控股有限公司. 有限公司. 和SEKISUI化学株式会社.有限公司. (hereafter, “SEKISUI 化学”) today concluded a basic agreement regarding a joint study toward CO2-to-valuables conversion (Carbon Capture and Utilization; hereafter, “CCU”) using a SEKISUI 化学 technology for the high-yield conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) (hereafter, “chemical looping reaction technology”).

  SEKISUI 化学 has developed a chemical looping reaction technology that converts CO2 在高CO的情况下2 转化率90% using a unique catalyst and reaction process developed in-house. CO converted from captured CO2 is attracting attention as a useful substance for CCU as it can serve as a raw material for alcohols such as methanol and ethanol, which are key substances that can be used in chemical products and energy applications, as well as synthetic fuels and the like.

  Through this joint study, the two companies will examine factors such as the CO2 reduction effect and investment profitability, with the aim of producing sustainable products derived from CO2 emitted from refineries and other Cosmo Energy Group facilities.

joint study conceptual daigram

  The Cosmo Energy Group announced its 2050 Carbon Net Zero Declaration and is accelerating decarbonization-related initiatives under its 2030年愿景 and Seventh Consolidated Medium-Term Management Plan Oil & 新~下一阶段~. This project is one of a number of concrete measures that the Group is taking to "strengthen competitiveness of the Oil Business and pursue low carbonization" as set forth in 2030年愿景. It is being carried out with the goal of solving societal challenges and achieving sustainable corporate development toward the realization of the Group’s management vision of achieving “harmony and symbiosis between our planet, 人与社会."

  The SEKISUI 化学 Group has set "创新 for the Earth" as its vision statement in its long-term vision, 2030年愿景, declaring that it will “support the basis of LIFE and will continue to create ‘peace of mind for the future’ in order to realize a sustainable society” through continuous innovation. It is also working on new technologies and projects that contribute to decarbonization. 展望未来, the SEKISUI 化学 Group will continue to help solving social issues, with the aim of balancing the realization of a sustainable society with the Group’s growth, and will undertake initiatives to ensure that it continues to be a company that is trusted by its stakeholders.

※: About chemical looping reaction technology
An innovative technology that uses as a unique catalyst and reaction process developed in-house by SEKISUI 化学 to convert CO2 到公司, which serves as a raw material for alcohols, acetic acid and other chemical products, 合成燃料, 等. 在高CO下2 转化率90%.


Headquartered in 日本, 关井化工有限公司.有限公司. (TSE: 4204) and its subsidiaries make up the SEKISUI 化学 Group. 26,000 employees in over 180 companies throughout 21 countries and regions aim to contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the earth’s environment. Thanks to a history of innovation, dedication and a pioneering spirit, SEKISUI 化学 now holds leading positions in its three diverse 业务 divisions as well as top global market share in interlayer film, 泡沫产品, 导电颗粒等.
自1947年成立以来, the SEKISUI 化学 Group has dedicated itself to social and environmental contribution and is now an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and environmental initiatives, having recently been selected as one of the 全球 100 most sustainable companies. SEKISUI 化学 Group will continue to maintain a strong corporate presence for 100 years and beyond.


       Corporate Communication Department


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