Successful onboard carbon looping CCS pilot
Seabound, a UK-based carbon capture solutions developer, has successfully concluded a test of its carbon looping carbon capture technology on a commercial container ship, Lomar’s container feeder Sounion Trader. The technology developer now plans to focus on scaling up the technology with the intention of making the first commercial deliveries in 2025.
The pilot was conducted in collaboration with Lomar, the international ship owner, and its corporate venture lab, lomarlabs. During the two-month long project, Seabound’s carbon capture technology was used with one of the engines on the 240m long, 3,200 teu container feeder, Sounion Trader. The ship was chartered by Hapag-Lloyd, which also supported the project.
The project demonstrated Seabound’s second-generation calcium looping carbon capture technology. The innovative system has the potential to capture up to 95% of CO2 emissions from a ship’s exhaust, transforming it into solid calcium carbonate pebbles. The solid calcium carbonate pebbles can be easily offloaded at port for reuse or sale. The Motorship notes that limestone has a range of established manufacturing and industrial applications, but does not typically command a high market price.