Sumitomo Osaka Cement signs agreement on Setouchi - Shikoku CO2 Hub

Sumitomo Osaka Cement signs agreement on Setouchi – Shikoku CO2 Hub

Sumitomo Osaka Cement, Sumitomo Corporation, JFE Steel, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and Woodside Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly conduct a business feasibility study looking at setting up a CO2 hub in the Setouchi and Shikoku regions. It will examine how CO2 can be collected from different industries, transported to a hub port and then shipped to Australia for sequestration. A signing of the MOU was held at the ASEAN-Japan Economic Co-Creation Forum in the presence of Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ken Saito.

Sumitomo Osaka Cement operates two integrated plants in the Setouchi and Shikoku regions at Ako and Kochi respectively.