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Low Carbon on Cement Possible with CCS

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:04am

Edmonton, Alberta, Jan 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - A low carbon future for cement is advancing through a unique feasibility study to see carbon capture and storage (CCS) on Lehigh Cement's plant in Edmonton, Alberta.

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  • Edmonton, Alberta, Jan 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - A low carbon future for cement is advancing through a unique feasibility study to see carbon capture and storage (CCS) on Lehigh Cement's plant in Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Recognizing the substantial role that large-scale CCS has in reducing greenhouse (GHG) emissions, the Lehigh Cement, International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, are moving forward with the engineering design for this feasibility study of the cement plant's carbon capture system.
  • A first for the North American cement industry, the Lehigh CCS Feasibility Study looks at the viability of capturing 90-95 per cent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) - an estimated 600,000 tonnes of CO2 annually - from the cement plant's flue gas.
  • The Lehigh CCS Feasibility Study explores the value of this for the cement industry, by encompassing engineering designs, cost estimation and an in-depth business case analysis.

MHIET Conducts Combustion Test for Hydrogen Engine with Pure Hydrogen

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 8:38am

MHIET has conducted a combustion test of a hydrogen engine in a joint research project with Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, President: Kazuhiko Ishimura).

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  • MHIET has conducted a combustion test of a hydrogen engine in a joint research project with Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, President: Kazuhiko Ishimura).
  • MHIET and AIST began the joint research on combustion of hydrogen on an engine in fiscal 2019.
  • MHIET and MHI Research and Innovation Center designed and built the hydrogen engine using the knowledge of hydrogen combustion technology, industrial-use diesel engines and natural gas engines, studied the conditions for optimum combustion, and analyzed the test data.
  • Hydrogen has a wide flammability range and a high combustion wave propagation velocity, making the engine prone to abnormal combustion such as backfire and knocking (Note1).

Fujitsu Delivers Cashless, Contactless Retail Experience for Masked Shoppers with Hygienic, Multi-Factor Biometric Authentication Technology

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:05am

Fujitsu has additionally enhanced its existing palm vein authentication sensor technology by improving the user interface so that users know how close to position their hand from the sensor for smooth authentication.

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  • Fujitsu has additionally enhanced its existing palm vein authentication sensor technology by improving the user interface so that users know how close to position their hand from the sensor for smooth authentication.
  • To this end, Fujitsu is accelerating the introduction of contactless user interfaces for authentication leveraging facial and palm vein recognition with a variety of field trials over the past year (Fig.
  • With this in mind, Fujitsu has worked to improve the accuracy of multi-factor biometric authentication at its pilot store by combining facial filtering technology with palm vein recognition.
  • Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.

Honda, Cruise and GM Take Next Steps Toward Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service Business in Japan

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 2:29am

TOKYO, Jan 20, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda has announced that it will collaborate with Cruise and General Motors on self-driving vehicles for its autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, based on the development and commercial agreements signed in October 2018.

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  • TOKYO, Jan 20, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda has announced that it will collaborate with Cruise and General Motors on self-driving vehicles for its autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, based on the development and commercial agreements signed in October 2018.
  • Cruise will be sending the first of its self-driving test vehicles to Japan and start development for testing this year.
  • Further ahead, Honda aims to launch its MaaS business using the Cruise Origin, a vehicle the three companies are jointly developing exclusively for autonomous vehicle mobility service businesses.
  • Honda Mobility Solutions Co., Ltd., established in February 2020, will be the operator of such MaaS business in Japan.

DENSO Collaborates with Aeva to Bring New LiDAR to Market

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 12:34am

Together, the companies will advance Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR, a groundbreaking solution that measures velocity, in addition to depth and reflectivity, and bring it to the mass vehicle market.

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  • Together, the companies will advance Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR, a groundbreaking solution that measures velocity, in addition to depth and reflectivity, and bring it to the mass vehicle market.
  • LiDAR plays a key role in automated driving and advanced driver-assistance systems.
  • At present, most LiDAR systems use the Time of Flight (TOF) method to operate.
  • Founded in 2017 by former Apple engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, Aeva is developing LiDAR with a new measurement method called FMCW.

Mitsubishi Corporation: Commercial Operations Commence at Methanol / Dimethyl Ether Plant in Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 1:25am

TOKYO, Jan 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company (MGC), Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) have teamed up with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) and Massy Holdings (Massy), a joint venture in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL), to launch commercial operations of a methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) plant.

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  • TOKYO, Jan 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company (MGC), Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) have teamed up with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) and Massy Holdings (Massy), a joint venture in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL), to launch commercial operations of a methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) plant.
  • Fueled primarily by natural gas sourced from Trinidad and Tobago, the plant has an annual production capacity of one million tons of methanol and 20,000 tons of DME.
  • Methanol is a basic chemical that is used as a raw material in the production of many downstream products.
  • Through this business, MGC, MC and MHIENG are aiming to help meet that demand and provide a boost to economic growth in the Caribbean.