Samskip is making carbon capture a key part of its plan for decarbonising shipping, after choosing the Value Maritime ‘Filtree’ gas cleaning solution for the container ships “Samskip Innovator” and “Samskip Endeavour.”
or ships running on conventional marine fuels, the Filtree system captures 30% or more of CO2 emissions.
Using the Filtree system in addition will allow us to offer our first carbon neutral shortsea services
said Erik Hofmeester, Head of Vessel Management, Samskip.
Filtree technology is a gas cleaning system for ships which removes sulphur, particulate matter and CO2. The system also neutralises the PH value of wash water, removing oil residues and ultra-fine particles.
Due for commissioning in early 2023, each Samskip installation will feature a gas cleaning unit behind the ship funnel, with recovered CO2 pumped to a 10MW CO2 battery set housed in ISO tank containers and carried on deck.
Charged during the voyage, these batteries are unloaded in port, with Value Maritime trucking them to CO2 consumers such as greenhouses for discharge, then returning them empty for the next voyage.
Carbon capture technology can make a significant contribution for owners seeking to reduce their carbon footprints now
added Laurens Visser, Commercial Manager, Value Maritime.