Container ship pioneers CO2 onboard capture system testing

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A container ship tested an onboard carbon capture system in the Persian Gulf, aiming to reduce shipping’s climate impact. The industry, contributing to 3% of global CO2 emissions, explores various solutions for net-zero emissions by 2050, including cleaner fuels and innovative technologies. However, onboard carbon capture faces challenges such as energy demand for CO2 absorption and limited space for captured carbon storage, impacting cargo space and ship stability. UK-based Seabound and Dutch company Value Maritime are developing systems to capture a significant portion of emissions, with Seabound targeting 95% capture efficiency. Their approaches involve storing captured CO2 onboard and processing it onshore or at ports, but the future relevance of such technologies depends on the advancement of cleaner shipping fuels.

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