Skip to main content

JAPANESE CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT REPORTS SUCCESS

JAPANESE CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT REPORTS SUCCESS

Friday, October 22, 2021 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ('K' Line) says that it has successfully separated and captured CO2 from the exhaust gas emitted from the coal carrier 'Corona Utility' which it operates for Tohoku Electric Power Co.

The project, known as 'CC-Ocean', aims to verify the viability of CO2 capture plant onboard ships, and is being undertaken by 'K' Line in cooperation with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Class NK. The initial results suggest that the captured CO2 had a purity of more than 99.9%, which is in line with the planned performance.

In early August 2021, after installation of a small-scale CO2 capture plant, experts from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding were onboard the vessel to operate and maintain the plant, and instruct the ship’s crew how to operate, measure and analyse the captured CO2 and thus evaluate the system performance. From mid-September, the ship’s crew has been conducting the operation, measurement and maintaining the plant, and will continue to evaluate the safety and operability of the CO2 capture plant in order to sort out any issues to be considered and conduct research and development for future commercialisation.

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index