Stena Bulk is launching a 2-year project aimed at demonstrating shipboard carbon capture with the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonization and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative.
Realizing Maritime Carbon Capture to demonstrate the Ability to Lower Emissions (REMARCCABLE) will install a carbon-capture system on one of Stena Bulk’s medium range IMOIIMAXX tankers with other project partners, Alfa Laval AB, American Bureau of Shipping, Deltamarin Ltd., and Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research.
Targeting at least a 30% absolute capture rate for carbon dioxide (CO2) during normal vessel operations and on deepsea voyages, and by working with organizations to offload and sequester or reuse the CO2, REMARCCABLE describes the project as the first initiative demonstrating end-to-end shipboard carbon capture at such a large scale and across the full value chain.
Stena says the project will use nonproprietary equipment and processes, so results can be shared broadly and publicly to maximize learning and encourage further development. The project also aims to establish a pathway to reduce the cost of onboard CO2 capture to €150/tonne or lower, to allow the technology to be commercially deployed in the near future.