Carbon Clean and Samsung Engineering have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to explore the potential of reducing maritime emissions using onboard carbon capture solutions. The partners will focus on optimizing Carbon Clean’s modular carbon capture technology, CycloneCC, for use on ships. This technology is significantly smaller than conventional carbon capture units, making it suitable for the confined spaces on ships. The integration of carbon capture technology in the maritime sector is expected to play a crucial role in decarbonizing an industry responsible for around 3% of global carbon dioxide emissions. This complements the future use of low-carbon fuels such as green ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set ambitious targets to reduce emissions in the shipping industry, aiming for a 20% reduction by 2030, a 70% reduction by 2040, and net-zero emissions by 2050. Carbon Clean and Samsung Engineering’s collaboration aims to contribute to these goals by providing viable solutions for major global clients. Carbon Clean’s CEO, Aniruddha Sharma, emphasizes the importance of decarbonizing the shipping industry, stating that it plays a significant part in the overall net-zero puzzle.
Carbon Clean’s carbon capture technology, CycloneCC, is based on its amine-promoted buffer salt solvent and rotating packed beds process technology. The solution is built on a skid mount and can be fully operational in less than eight weeks. This technology has already been used to reduce emissions in the steel sector, capturing five tonnes of CO2 per day at Tata Steel’s plant in India. By applying this technology to the maritime sector, Carbon Clean and Samsung Engineering aim to provide real solutions for the shipping industry and contribute to its decarbonization efforts.