Value Maritime installed what it called a “world first” on board a CO₂ capture and storage unit on an operational vessel.
The module will be integrated into Value Maritime’s Filtered system; a small prefabricated and preinstalled “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, operated by X-Press Feeders, in October of this year, which Value Maritime says makes Nordica the first vessel to capture and store CO₂ on board a vessel while in operation.
The Value Maritime system is based on patented technology to remove CO₂ from ship’s exhaust gases. CO₂ is used to charge Value Maritime’s CO₂ battery, and an onboard storage facility can charge and discharge CO₂ indefinitely. The charged CO₂ battery will then be discharged at the ports and transported to CO₂ customers who “reuse” the CO₂. After CO₂ discharge, the CO₂ battery returns to the ship, to be recharged with CO₂.
Bureau Vertitas is involved in the relevant approval of the system, and Value Maritime will start charging and discharging CO₂ batteries at the Rotterdam marine terminal to discharge the batteries in greenhouses in the Rotterdam area, which reuse CO2 to grow their crops. cultures.