Nagoya University to join other national universities, two industrial partners in developing new low energy carbon capture system

As part of a new project expected to last around 10 years, Nagoya University will collaborate with five other national universities and two companies, Showa Denko and Nippon Steel, to develop a new and more efficient carbon capture system for atmospheric pressure, low CO2 concentration (<10%) emissions. These are emitted from petrochemical plants and steel mills.


The project aims to develop a new, more efficient carbon capture material, known as structurally flexible PCP, which will dramatically reduce the energy required to recover the captured CO2. While conventional systems require energy-intensive pressurization and depressurization, the new system will save substantial operating energy.


Nagoya University researchers on the project will develop the machinery and operating conditions required for the efficient operation of the systems based on structurally flexible PCP. The technology is expected to be commercialized in the late 2030s.



Press release (Nippon Steel Corporation)