Carbon Capture and Storage technology to scale up CO2 transport: Many maritime stakeholders are leaning more towards the hunt for new technologies to provide maritime transportation solutions – mainly for CO2 transport.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) are increasingly seen as crucial in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry.
It works by fitting factory chimneys with solvent filters trapping carbon emissions before they escape into the atmosphere. Specialists can then pipe the gas to locations where it can be used or stored.
Norwegian firm Høglund Marine Solutions, in collaboration with HB Hunte Engineering, developed a new system that increases current vessel cargo capacity to transport liquefied CO2.
They believe that the new system can increase CO2 transport to support carbon capture implementation so that the companies can reduce GHG emissions.
“With the global economy facing more pressure to reduce its carbon emissions, we must develop the technology for a viable CCS chain, and new ways of solving the complex challenges that come with upscaling CO2 transportation,” said David Gunaseelan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Høglund.
The companies are ready to showcase their solutions by adapting their tanker designs with CCS. Their research depicts how they can increase the transportation capacity of liquid CO2 over current vessel capacity compared to “monolobe” designs.
The transportation solution was previously proven in LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), and other sectors. It uses a unique bilobe tank with a capacity of 8000cbm, drawing on cargo handling system (CHS) and tank designs.
“CCS is a core technology area in realizing the important goal of a net-zero economy. With new lines of finance emerging that support decarbonization, we must develop the technology to achieve it at pace and scale,” said Wolfgang Franzelius, Director Sales & Business Development at HB Hunte. “We are happy to team up with Høglund to support the development of safe and economical sea transport of captured carbon to a point where it cannot harm our planet,” he added.