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INPEX to use BASF CO2 capture technology

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Meenal Datar

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BASF Japan has announced that its high-pressure regenerative CO2 capture technology HiPACT, will be used by one of Japan’s largest exploration and production companies, INPEX. This will be used in its Kashiwazaki clean hydrogen/ammonia project.

This is Japan’s first demonstration project for the production of blue hydrogen/ammonia from domestically produced natural gas. The implementation of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in domestic depleted gas fields and the use of hydrogen for power generation and ammonia production.

The HiPACT technology will be applied to efficiently capture and recover CO2 in the process gas from a hydrogen production facility using domestic natural gas as feedstock. The recovered CO2 will be injected into the reservoirs of the depleted gas fields leveraging CCUS technologies for enhanced gas recovery (EGR).

Mami Kawakatsu, head of sales, intermediates division of BASF Japan, says: ‘Following the successful use of BASF’s OASE gas treating technology…we are pleased to provide HiPACT for Japan’s first demonstration project to produce blue hydrogen and ammonia from domestic natural gas. The role of our excellent gas-treating technologies is recognised in these milestone projects in Japan’s net zero roadmap. We will continue to contribute to Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal.’

‘We look forward to the use of HiPACT in expanding global CCUS landscape,’adds Lawrence Loe, director, OASE gas treating excellence, intermediates Asia Pacific, BASF.

The project is expected to start in 2025.

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