Systems for CO2 Capture in the Maritime Sector
Green Tech Innovation Radar | Case Study
- Maritime industry
- 3 main carbon capture processes
- 10+ carbon storage and utilisation methods
- Optimal capture technique
- Implementation guidelines
Capturing CO2 is a potential solution to reduce the emissions generated by the engines of ships.
The installation of newly matured technologies as Carbon Capture (CCUS) on-board poses additional challenges such as volume constraints.
Technical-economical simulations on alternative configurations were able to highlight pros and cons of the potential layouts, also identifying the technical bottlenecks to be solved for a successful design.
Evaluation of: economical viability, availability and sustainability of the solutions, including energy consumption and capture ratio, weight and size of the solutions, comparison of total costs.
- Carbon capture processes landscaping and case studies: three main CO2 capture systems are associated with different combustion processes. Each alternative process and related sub-technologies have been evaluated in terms of 4 different technical and economical KPIs
- Selection of the most suitable carbon capture technology and implementation guidelines for on-board application: a theoretical evaluation of marine plant design studies, complemented by on-board implications
- Identification of potential partners for pilot project, aiming at demonstrating the technical and economical feasibility of:
- On-board Carbon capture
- On-board Carbon storage
- Carbon utilization at on-shore or off-shore applications
- 3 carbon capture, 4 carbon storage, 4 carbon utilisation methods evaluated
- Identification of optimal carbon capture technique given the specific boundary conditions
- Identification of a possible breakthrough technology for the application