Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a final agreement with Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) to install carbon capture and filtration systems on two tankers with the ability to equip three more vessels.
Filtree System technology allows ships to capture up to 40% of CO2 emissions, with the potential to exceed 90% in the future, according to Carbon Capture World.
Installation on board M/T Pacific Cobalt is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, and installation on board M/T Pacific Gold is scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023. Design and planning work is underway.
Vessels with a deadweight of 49,700 tons will be equipped with VM's Filtree System, a prefabricated gas purification system that filters sulfur and 99% particulate matter. The system will include a carbon capture module that will charge the built-in CO2 battery, which will be discharged at the port.
Captured carbon will be used by CO2 consumers, for example in greenhouses, or introduced into the network for binding. The discharged battery will be returned to the vessel for a new cycle.
"The partnership with VM is a big step forward for EPS and the energy transition in the industry. Carbon capture technology is lacking in our existing emission reduction case, which today consists mainly of alternative marine fuels. We believe that carbon capture technology has significant potential for emission reductions for existing and future ocean-going vessels, combined with alternative fuels, biofuels and other solutions, carbon capture is a crucial step in accelerating the shipping industry's decarbonisation efforts ahead of its targets. International Maritime Organization ", Said EPS CEO Cyril Duko.
He also added that by equipping tankers with VM systems, EPS hopes to prove to the industry that carbon capture is a viable and scalable option available right now.
It has been our goal from the beginning to introduce our carbon filtration and capture technology to the tanker market. Realizing this vision with far-sighted partners such as EPS is a dream come true. is happening today, and we are proud that it is happening with EPS, "said Maarten Lodeveiks, co-founder and director of Value Maritime.
In addition to capturing carbon, the Filtree System also removes oil residues and solid particles from the wash water, neutralizing its Ph, which helps reduce the acidification of seawater.
EPS and VM are also exploring future collaborations, such as the deployment of the Filtree System on board EPS, including a new generation of container vessels.
EPS is an international ship management company headquartered in London.
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