Value Maritime installs first onboard CCS

Sep 12 2021


Value Maritime’s first CO2 Capture Module and CO2 Battery will be installed on Visser Shipping’s Nordica vessel October this year, making the Nordica the first vessel to capture and store CO2 onboard of a vessel whilst in operation.

Value Maritime’s system is based on an innovative and patended technology to remove CO2 from the vessels exhaust gas. The CO2 is used to charge Value Maritime’s CO2 Battery; an onboard storage facility which can charge and discharge CO2 infinitely. The charged CO2 Battery will be offloaded in ports and transported to CO2 customers (eg agricultural sector) who “re-use” the CO2. After CO2 discharge, the CO2 Battery returns to the vessel, to be recharged with CO2: a 100% circular solution.

Value Maritime says it is the first company worldwide to install a capture and storage facility onboard of a vessel in operation. Class 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 to discharge the batteries at greenhouses in Rotterdam Area, who re-use the CO2 to grow their crops. 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 that clients desire.  

The CO2 capture and onboard storage capabilities, developed by Value Maritime can be endless and the system could capture up to 100% of vessel’s CO2 emissions, enabling a hugh impact on the vessel’s CO2 footprint. 

“Installing the module will not only be beneficial for our clients, but ensures that the maritime industry can achieve its goals for 2050 in the short term,” said Christiaan Nijst, co-founder of Value Maritime.

Since the start of Value Maritime in 2017, the emission of sulfur oxides (SOx) in shipping has been reduced by 1.4k tonne and ships have avoided 85k tonnes of CO2. Furthermore, the ultra-fine particle emission reduction is equal to 16k cars driving around the world and shipping companies saved €10 million in fuel.

Value Maritime has currently equipped 12 vessels with a Filtree Unit with a current orderbook of 5, including one repeating order from Visser Shipping.  

“We are satisfied with the Filtree Systems already installed on our vessels. With the additional CO2 capture solution, we can further improve our vessel’s sustainable footprint from day one, while preparing us for future environmental regulations,” said Nijst.

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