GS Yuasa International Ltd., globally renowned as the world’s leading battery manufacturer and its subsidiary, GS Yuasa Membrane Co., Ltd., have reached a basic agreement with OOYOO Corporation. The collaboration aims to develop and provide high performance CO₂ separation membrane systems, leading the charge in CO₂ capture and reuse. They have set ambitious goals: to launch and commercialise CO₂ separation modules by the fiscal year 2024 and to introduce the market to their innovative CO₂ separation systems within the subsequent two years.
Much attention recently has been on technologies focused on CO₂ separation and capture, as they offer a promising path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A key differentiator for this project is the utilisation of membrane separation, which is recognised for its cost-efficiency compared to other methods. This collaborative effort will fuse OOYOO’s cutting-edge, first-generation CO₂/N₂ separation membrane technology with the advanced efficiency of GS Yuasa Membrane’s spiral module technology. This integration is designed to optimise membrane performance.
The outcome? Compact, energy-efficient CO₂ separation systems capable of extracting and recycling CO₂ from exhaust and process gases in industrial settings. This isn’t just about CO₂ separation – it’s about revolutionising carbon recycling technology. With these systems, industries can repurpose recovered CO₂ to manufacture diverse products ranging from carbonated gas and fertilizers to dry ice, chemical products, and fuel. In doing so, we are paving the way for a carbon-neutral future.
Osamu Murao, President of GS Yuasa Corporation said: “GS Yuasa has contributed to the realisation of a sustainable society through the ‘mitigation’ of CO₂ using energy storage technology. This agreement marks our entry into the new field of ‘capture and reuse’ of CO₂, using membrane-related technology developed through battery research. We will further accelerate our development efforts to realise a carbon neutral society.”
GS Yuasa Europe stands as a pillar in the global GS Yuasa network, recognised as a market leader in battery manufacturing and supply. With specialised VRLA and lithium-ion ranges for industrial, automotive, and motorcycle applications, they combine state-of-the-art technology with proven expertise to deliver unparalleled performance and quality to customers across the continent.
To find out more about GS Yuasa Europe, visit www.gs-yuasa.eu
Date published: 17 October 2023