Project to capture carbon emissions onboard oil tankers is launched by a consortium

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Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Bitfinsider

A group of international shipping and energy companies said on Wednesday (Oct. 5) that they will begin a project to construct and test a carbon capture system on board an oil tanker over the following two years.

According to a joint press release issued by the companies on the sidelines of the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) 2022, the project aboard a medium-range tanker owned by shipping company Stena Bulk aims to capture at least 30% absolute carbon dioxide, or roughly 1,000 kilograms per hour.

The American Bureau of Shipping, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonization (GCMD), the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), Stena Bulk, Alfa Laval, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and Deltamarin, which offers ship services for marine and offshore industries, are all participating in the project.

The pressure on international shipping and energy corporations to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is growing.

Conceptual design and front-end engineering design study (FEED) of the carbon capture system are part of the project’s first phase, which will be finished in the first quarter of 2023, according to the firms.

A prototype shipboard carbon capture system’s engineering, purchase, building, and onshore commissioning will come next, they said.

According to the firms, the project’s final phase will concentrate on connecting the carbon capture system with the ship and completing sea testing.

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