“It’s my pleasure to announce that Bouman Industries and Conoship International start a joint venture to build Ship Based Carbon Capture Systems. Bouman Industries with its subsidiary Carbotreat is known for their strength in building field proven Land Based Carbon Capture systems. With this joint venture, Carbotreat Maritime, we develop these systems suitable for use on ships to reduce CO2 emissions in maritime application. Together we can accelerate the decarbonization of the maritime sector of the coming decades. This partnership therefor ensures Conoship International’s mission to provide the shipping industry with practical solutions to achieve low or zero emission ships.” – Geert Dokter, CEO at Conoship International.
The combined expertise of the joint venture enables shipowners and operators to reduce CO2 emissions on their newbuild and existing vessels.
This joint venture is the spin-off of the four year collaboration with TNO and Bouman. Conoship has been researching and developing the maritime application of this technology, particularly for LNG-powered (Liquefied Natural Gas) vessels. In the international Carbon capture research project EverLoNG, two Carbon Capture Systems are under development in case studies for Heerema’s Sleipnir and an LNG carrier of Total Energies.
By adding a Ship Based Carbon Capture System to capture the CO2 in the exhaust gasses, the shipboard CO2 -emissions can be reduced up to 95 percent. The captured CO2 can be cooled and stored on board. Onshore, it can be reused to produce synthetic methane. A promising step towards a closed carbon loop.
Integrating the CO2-capturing installation during the initial ship design at Conoship creates an optimal solution. However, Carbon Capture System installations are also suited as modernization of the existing fleet.
“With our realized land-based CO2 capture plants, combined with Conoships expertise, we can deliver large-scale carbon capture and storage plants onboard ships. Research has shown that our Carbon Capturing Systems enable to reach the IMO goals 2030 and 2050, even for existing ships. With Carbotreat Maritime we can reduce the carbon footprint of shipping with more than 75% in the short term and are aiming for 100% in the future.” – Wilco van Wijck, CEO at Bouman Industries.