At the beginning of 2018, the recently graduated Joan van den Akker started at Conoship International as naval architect. He was able to continue his graduation thesis at TNO on the relatively unexplored subject of onboard carbon capture at Conoship: this theme was the subject of discussion for a new research project.
While Van den Akker’s graduation thesis was an initial exploration of the possibilities of onboard carbon capture, this new project called CO2ASTS would focus on the technical and economic feasibility. Two years later, the positive results of the interregional cooperation project were presented at Europort. Its conclusions formed the input for another follow-up project named DerisCo2.
The gained experience and knowledge of these feasibility studies contribute to forming a long-term vision on the subject of onboard or Shipbased Carbon Capture (SBCC) and its contributing to the decarbonization of shipping.