Lloyd's Register approval for Value Maritime CCS system

Sep 08 2022

LR has awards Approval in Principle for Value Maritime's onboard carbon capture system.

The Filtree System – a prefabricated gas cleaning system that filters sulphur and 99% of particulate matter – will be fitted on two Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) MR Tankers, significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and making them the largest ocean-going vessels fitted with carbon capture technology.

The CCS system includes a Carbon Capture Module that captures the CO2 in a special chemical. This chemical will be stored in a large tank onboard which will be converted for this purpose. When full, the chemical will be pumped out in port and the CO2 will be released for re-use by CO2 customers or for injection into carbon sequestration networks.

The Approval in Principle confirms Value Maritime’s CCS system as compliant with LR’s goal-based and comprehensive prescriptive requirements, marking a milestone on the journey towards halving GHG emissions by 2050, as set out by the IMO.

Value Maritime’s CCS technology allows vessels to capture up to 40% of CO2 emissions, with the potential of exceeding 90% in the future.

Mirtcho Spassov, Manager, Green Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, said, “Carbon capture has the potential to play an important role in reducing the industry’s carbon emissions, complementing our efforts to adopt alternative fuels and to increase the efficiency of our fleet. We are excited to be deploying this technology on our vessels working in close cooperation with Lloyd’s Register and Value Maritime.”

Value Maritime

Previous: OCI progresses with CCS project in Iowa

Next: Howden appoints CCUS lead

Issue 88 - July - Aug 2021

CCUS in Australia - CO2CRC: Outcomes of the Otway Stage 3 project .. CSIRO amine-based Direct Air Capture demonstration .. Xodus eyes CCS opportunity Tata Chemicals opens UK’s first industrial scale CCUS plant .. Nuada: A Step-Change for Commercial .....