Value Maritime has developed an onboard CO₂ Capture and Storage solution for the Maritime Industry. A Capture Module captures CO₂ from the vessel's exhaust and uses the CO₂ to charge a CO₂ Battery; a CO₂ storage facility on which CO₂ can be charged and discharged. The Capture module will be integrated into Value Maritime's Filtree System; a small prefabricated, pre-installed, "plug and play" gas cleaning system. Value Maritime's first CO₂ Capture Module and CO₂ Battery will be installed on Visser Shipping's Nordica vessel in October this year, making the Nordica the first vessel to capture and store CO₂ on board a vessel while in operation. The vessel will be operated by X-Press Feeders.
Value Maritime's system is based on an innovative and patented technology to remove CO₂ from the vessel exhaust gas. The CO₂ is used to charge Value Maritime's CO₂ Battery; an onboard storage facility that can charge and discharge CO₂ infinitely. The charged CO₂ Battery will be offloaded in ports and transported to CO₂ customers (e.g., 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!
First onboard CO₂ capture and storage facility worldwide
With the installation of Value Maritime's CO₂ Capture Module and CO₂ Battery, Value Maritime is the first company worldwide to install a capture and storage facility on board 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, which 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 the client's request to set up CO₂infrastructure 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 the vessel's CO₂ emissions, enabling a huge 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.
"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 Douwe Visser, owner of Visser Shipping.
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