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Eastern Pacific Shipping and Value Maritime install integrated carbon capture solution on tanker

The pioneering project is a first for ocean-going vessels to date and aims to pave the way for industry-wide adoption

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has announced the successful installation of Value Maritime’s (VM) Filtree system onboard its managed tanker Pacific Cobalt in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The Filtree system, which filters sulphur and 99 per cent of particulate matter, includes VM’s Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) module that can capture up to 40 per cent of CO2 emissions from the vessel’s main and auxiliary engines.

The CO2 is captured in a special chemical that is stored in an onboard tank that during the retrofit has been recoated and converted for this purpose.

The tank now provides sufficient storage space to capture more than 200 tonnes of CO2 in a single voyage.

Once the tank is full, the chemical will be pumped out in port and delivered to end users, such as greenhouses or synthetic fuel producers, who will be able to release the CO2 on demand.

The CO2 can also be placed into carbon sequestration networks. The chemical will then be returned to the vessel for reuse and to capture more CO2.

The installation of the prefabricated gas filtering system commenced in mid-January 2023 in Rotterdam. It took 17 days to complete and was managed jointly by EPS’s and VM’s sea and shore staff.

Ships Montly - January 2024

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