Japan Platform for Redesign: Sustainable Infrastructure (JPRSI)

JPRSI Member Associations

Methanation

Technology / Service Summary

HiMethz is a methanation equipment which converts CO2 recovered from the exhaust gas of industrial facilities into methane fuel, so it can contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Purpose

Converts CO2 recovered from various emission sources into methane fuel through a reaction with H2 produced from renewable energy.

Feature

① High conversion rate: 99% or higher
② High efficiency: 75% to 80%
③ High purity: 96 vol%-CH4
④ High durability: 20,000 hrs or more

Effect

Hitachi Zosen has developed our own high-performance methanation catalyst which has been highly evaluated by various institutions.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central/South Asia
  • China/ East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Central/South America
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR

Accomplishments

Demonstration project commissioned by MOEJ (2018-2022): Produced methane by converting CO2 from a waste incineration facility and H2 generated using renewable energy to provide it as a local energy source.

Related SDGs Goals

  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13. Climate Action

Methanation

Youtube Videos

Hydrogen Generator / Methanation System (Short ver.)

Hydrogen Generator / Methanation System (Full ver.)

Methanation system (Japanese)