ABS has granted approval in principle (AiP) to Value Maritime for its Carbon Capture System on board seagoing vessels. The Filtree System, a prefabricated gas cleaning system that filters sulphur and 99 per cent of particulate matter, includes a Carbon Capture Module that captures CO2 in a battery container.

The AiP confirms Value Maritime’s Carbon Capture System as compliant with ABS’s rules for building and classing marine vessels and their requirements for on board Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Value Maritime’s CCS technology allows vessels to capture up to forty per cent of CO2 emissions, with the potential of exceeding ninety per cent in the future.

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‘Carbon capture on board is a critical technology in the industry’s push for net zero,’ says John McDonald, ABS Executive Vice President and COO. ‘We are proud to be able to use our experience to support innovative ideas like Value Maritime’s Filtree System that gives clients more options in the marketplace. The Filtree system follows ABS onboard carbon capture requirements and promises to materially advance the adoption of this technology at sea.’

Christiaan Nijst, Co-Founder & Director – Value Maritime, adds: ‘Carbon capture on board ships has always made sense to us. We just needed to figure out the most efficient way of making it happen. Thanks to ABS’s Approval in Principle for our Carbon Capture System, we can share our latest green technology with the existing shipping fleet and newbuild market.’

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CO2 battery

The Filtree System has already been installed on over twenty vessels from the existing fleet. The Filtree System is set to be installed on the newbuild container vessels of Nordic that are operated by BG Freight Line and which will additionally feature the modular CO2 capture and storage system.

This innovative technology captures CO2 from exhaust emissions and uses it to charge a “CO2 battery,” where it is stored and transported to shore. On shore, the CO2 is discharged for use, for example, in the agricultural industry, after which the battery is returned to the vessel to be recharged, thus representing a 100 per cent circular solution.

Picture by Value Maritime.

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