Lloyd’s Register awards AiP for Value Maritime carbon capture system

(L-R) Mirtcho Spassov, Manager, Green Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Maarten Lodewijks, Co-Founder and Director, Value Maritime, Mark Darley, Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd’s Register, and Rein Steeman, Sales Director, Value Maritime

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for Value Maritime’s Carbon Capture and Storage System (CCSS). The Filtree System is a prefabricated gas cleaning system that filters sulphur and 99% of particulate matter.

It will be fitted on two Eastern Pacific Shipping MR Tankers, significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and making them the largest ocean-going vessels fitted with carbon capture technology. The CCSS allows vessels to capture up to 40% of CO2 emissions, with the potential of surpassing 90% down the line.

The CCS system captures the CO2 in a special chemical, stored in a large tank onboard. When full, the chemical can be pumped out in port and the CO2 released for re-use by CO2 customers or for injection into carbon sequestration networks. The AiP confirms Value Maritime’s CCSS system as compliant with LR’s requirements. It therefore seems to be a step towards the International Maritime Organisation’s goal of halving GHG emissions by 2050.

Mark Darley, Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd’s Register, said: “LR are delighted to award Approval in Principle to Value Maritime for their Carbon Capture and Storage system. With installation on the Pacific Cobalt and Pacific Gold making them the largest ocean-going vessels to be fitted with CCS technology, EPS are taking tangible steps to reduce CO2 emissions in the shipping industry.”

Maarten Lodewijks, Co-Founder & Director, Value Maritime, stated: “Sustainable shipping is here today and it’s available for forward-thinking shipowners just like EPS. Thanks to LR’s Approval in Principle for our Carbon Capture and Storage System we can bring our filtering and carbon capture technology to the tanker market and beyond.”

Mirtcho Spassov, Manager, Green Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, adds: “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.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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