Value Maritime has received approval in principle (AIP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for its onboard carbon capture system.
Value Maritim’s proprietary Filtree System is designed to filter out sulfur and 99% of particulate matter from the flue gasses of seagoing vessels, which also includes a carbon capture module that separates the CO2 and stores it in a battery container onboard the ship.
The fact that ABS has granted its AIP shows that Value Maritime is compliant with the classification society’s rules and requirements for onboard carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Currently, the Filtree System allows vessels to capture up to 40% of their carbon dioxide emissions.
And there is potential for that amount to increase and go above 90% in the future.
ABS’s approval of the technology will now make it available to more vessels, which will essentially help contribute to the decarbonization of shipping.