Jul 10, 2024 | Marine environment & clean shipping news

Value Maritime (VM) is collaborating with Dutch shortsea ship operator ForestWave to retrofit two 10,600 dwt general cargo vessels with VM’s emission reducing Filtree exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) with integrated Carbon Capture unit.

 This marks the first contract between VM and ForestWave. The Filtree system with carbon capture and storage technology, capable of capturing up to 10% of CO2 emissions, will be installed on the FWN Sea and FWN Sun at the VM quay in Rotterdam. The plug-and-play Filtree unit, which includes the carbon capture feature, is based on patented technology with a compact design which differentiates it from other exhaust gas cleaning systems, allowing for easy installation on these types of vessel.

ForestWave has opted for a next-generation 3MW Filtree with a 10% carbon capture rate and the option to upgrade to a 30% carbon capture rate. The CO2 will be collected in a dedicated tank onboard. The installations are scheduled for late 2024, with close collaboration between the two companies ensuring a seamless process.

The Filtree technology filters sulphur, CO2 and 99% of ultra-fine particulate matter from the vessels’ exhaust streams. The CO2 capture and storage system will help to further reduce emissions. The CO2 captured from the vessel’s exhaust is stored in tanks onboard and then discharged onshore where it can be used, for example, in the sustainable cultivation of greenhouse crops, in methanol plants, or stored underground.

Caspar van Overklift, ESG Manager, ForestWave said: “We look forward to welcoming the EGCS and Carbon Capture units onboard our ships. We are excited about the concept of onboard capturing and storage and the opportunities it brings, and we look forward to gaining experience as the market for captured CO2 matures”.  

Maarten Lodewijks, VM Co-Founder added: “We would like to thank ForestWave for their collaboration. It is a privilege for all of us at Value Maritime to work with a Dutch shortsea shipping frontrunner who shares our sustainable vision. Green shipping waits for no one and ForestWave recognises the importance of acting now.”

Image: ForestWave’s ‘FWN Sun’ is to be fitted with VM’s Filtree integrated scrubber and carbon capture system (Value Maritime / Buoy Comms)

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