Toshiba Group’s decarbonization technologies showcased at the Japanese pavilion at COP27


Power to Chemicals and superconducting motor that contribute to carbon neutrality

TOKYO, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation will exhibit technological innovations that advance decarbonization at the Japan Pavilion, the exhibition accompanying the 27e United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27) of November 6 to 18.

The Japan Pavilion is hosted by from Japan Ministry of the Environment and will highlight from Japan climate change mitigation initiatives and “number one” and “unique” environmental technologies. He will send a message to the world that Japan aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and contribute to global decarbonization and adaptation to climate change.

Toshiba Group was invited to present its Power to Chemicals technology and a superconducting motor at the show COP27 an event. More details follow.

1. Power to Chemicals (P2C): CO Conversion2 made of precious materials with CO2 electrolysis

Achieving carbon neutrality requires technology to convert CO2 into valuable products, especially in industries where it is difficult to reduce CO2 emissions. P2C is a technology that uses electricity from renewable energy sources to reduce CO2 in CO, and combine it with H2 to produce chemicals, synthetic fuels, etc. One example is Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), for which there is a growing need worldwide as the aviation industry seeks to decarbonize. Through a project initiated by the MOE, the Toshiba Group is advancing P2C technical development and conducting studies for specific social implementations. In the Japan pavilion, the Toshiba group will exhibit a CO2 electrolysis cell stack, the heart of this P2C technology.


2. Superconducting Engine: Replace Fossil Fuel Engines with Superconducting Engines to Power High Mobility Vehicles and Increase Zero Emissions

Toshiba Group has developed the world’s first (*1) prototype of a lightweight, compact and high-power superconducting motor with a maximum output of 2 MW by applying superconductivity technology and high-power rotating equipment manufacturing technology. speed he has cultivated over many years. The engine is less than one-tenth the weight and size of an equivalent conventional engine, allowing fossil fuel engines to be replaced with motors and contributing to zero emissions for various types of high mobility vehicles. The Group will further improve the engine and accelerate social implementation efforts. For example, the aviation industry is looking to use SAF to approach carbon neutrality by 2050. But fuel alone is not enough. Advances in all aircraft systems, including engine electrification, are needed, and for this, Toshiba’s lightweight, compact and high-efficiency engine is a promising solution. In the Japan pavilion, the Toshiba Group will present a life-size model of the superconducting engine, giving visitors an idea of ​​its compactness.


(*1) Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation survey.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation leads a global group of companies that combine the knowledge and capabilities of more than 140 years of experience in a wide range of businesses – from energy and social infrastructure to electronic devices – with world-class capabilities in information processing, digital technologies and AI. These distinctive strengths support Toshiba’s continued evolution to become an infrastructure services company that promotes the use and digitization of data, and one of the world’s leading cyber-physical systems technology companies. Guided by the Toshiba Group’s core commitment, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba contributes to the positive development of society with services and solutions that lead to a better world. The Group and its 120,000 employees around the world achieved an annual turnover of 3.3 trillion yen (US$27.4 billion) in fiscal year 2021.

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About Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation is a leading provider of integrated energy solutions. With its long experience and expertise in a wide range of power generation and transmission systems and energy management technologies, the company provides innovative, reliable and efficient energy solutions worldwide. Spin-off from Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) in October 2017.


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