K Line informed that it has successfully captured CO2 from the exhaust gas emitted from the coal carrier Corona Utility.
amely, the Japanese company collaborated with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and classification society ClassNK to develop and test “the world’s first” onboard CO2 capture plant.
Under this collaboration, during early August 2021, after installation of a small-scale CO2 capture plant), experts from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding went onboard the vessel to operate, maintain the plant, and instruct the ship’s crew how to operate.
From mid-September, the ship’s crew has been carrying out the operation, measuring maintaining the plant, as well as evaluating the safety and operability of the CO2 capture plant.
The results showed that the captured CO2 had a purity of more than 99.9%, which is in line with the planned performance.
The project is expected to contribute to the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.