BASF announced last week that it is teaming up with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) to jointly develop a new onboard carbon capture system.
The planned technology will be designed to capture carbon dioxide emissions from commercial maritime vessels.
The partnership will bring together the research and development capacity of CSSC, and BASF’s expertise in manufacturing and supplying marine engines and power systems.
Both sides signed the agreement during this year’s edition of the Shanghai International Carbon Neutrality Expo in Technologies, Products, and Achievements.
This new agreement is yet another indicator of the rapidly growing demand for carbon capture and emissions reduction solutions in the maritime sector.
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Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by BASF and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, both companies will run tests with different types of marine fuel and engines based on BASF’s OASE blue gas treatment technology to develop an optimal onboard carbon capture system.
Vasilios Galanos, senior vice president for Asia Pacific intermediates at BASF, said in a statement: “Interest in carbon capture solutions has evolved rapidly around the world, and we are proud to offer an excellent suite of gas-treating solutions under OASE to meet the growing demand.”
BASF’s OASE blue technology has several qualities that make it ideal for the shipping industry, such as a flexible operating range, low solvent losses and low energy consumption.