Value Maritime has developed an onboard CO2 capture and storage solution for the maritime industry. A capture module captures CO2 from the vessel’s exhaust and uses the CO2 to charge a CO2 battery. The first such system will be installed on Vissser Shipping’s container vessel Nordica in October.

The module will be integrated in Value Maritime’s Filtree System; a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” gas cleaning system. The 1040 TEU vessel will be operated by X-Press Feeders.

The system is based on an innovative and patended technology to remove CO2 from the vessel’s exhaust gas. The CO2 is used to charge the CO2 battery; an onboard storage facility which can charge and discharge CO2 infinitely. The charged battery will be offloaded in ports and transported to CO2 customers (e.g. the gricultural sector) who “re-use” the CO2. After CO2 discharge, the battery returns to the vessel, to be recharged with CO2.

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Classification society Bureau Vertitas is involved in the relevant approval of the system. Value Maritime will start loading and offloading the CO2 batteries at the Rotterdam Short Sea Terminal. From there, the batteries will be sent to CO2 users in the Rotterdam area. Value Maritime expects to expand to additional locations shortly, amongst others Bremerhaven and Hamburg and will subsequently follow client’s request to set up CO2 infrastructure in any port desired.

According to Value Maritime, the system could capture up to 100 per cent of the vessel’s CO₂ emissions, enabling a huge impact on the vessel’s CO2 footprint.

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Picture by Visser Shipping.