ABS has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) for a pre-combustion carbon capture system based on the thermocatalytic decomposition process (TCD) from Rotoboost, a hydrogen company.
he technology allows for continuous hydrogen production and carbon capture onboard marine vessels. The system converts natural gas into hydrogen and solid carbon with a liquid catalyst.
The resulting gas can be used for fuel cells or as a blend-in fuel for combustion engines or gas-fired boilers. The process can reduce overall carbon emissions by up to 100% depending on the heating method.
This method reduces the storage need onboard, and the solid carbon can be used in the production of fuel cells and batteries and can be recycled again and again. This technology is one that promises to accelerate the energy transition, supporting global decarbonization goals
said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Vice President, Global Sustainability.
In addition, Kaisa Nikulainen, Rotoboost CEO explained that “the system can be scaled up modularly step-by-step to meet progressing emission regulations while being cost effective for ship owners compared to green fuels or conventional carbon capture systems.”