MHI advances carbon capture tech for cement industry in UK


United Kingdom– Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has secured a pivotal contract with Heidelberg Materials UK to deploy advanced carbon capture technology at the Padeswood Cement Works in the UK.

This partnership underscores the cement industry’s commitment to decarbonization and aligns with broader initiatives aimed at achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The primary goal of the project is to develop a carbon capture plant at the Padeswood Cement Works, enabling the capture and storage of up to 800,000 tons of CO2 annually. By implementing MHI’s proprietary Advanced KM CDR Process technology, the project seeks to address the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions inherent in cement production, thereby facilitating the production of carbon-neutral cement.

MHI’s Advanced KM CDR Process is a cutting-edge carbon capture technology developed in collaboration with The Kansai Electric Power. This technology, combined with Worley’s expertise in energy and resources, will enable the basic design and implementation of the CO2 capture plant. Once operational, the plant will play a crucial role in decarbonizing the cement manufacturing process, thereby contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and supporting the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

UK government support

The UK Government’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 has catalyzed the development of infrastructure and initiatives, such as the HyNet CCUS cluster, to accelerate carbon capture, utilization, and storage efforts. The Padeswood CCS project, supported by government initiatives and industry partnerships, exemplifies the collaborative approach required to address climate change and promote sustainable development.