Wartsila will take a central role in developing maritime carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies as a leading partner in the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium.
The LINCCS project is focused on reducing costs for new carbon storage facilities by 70 per cent and advancing the development of carbon capture technologies in a range of sectors.
The LINCCS consortium was said to receive 111 million Norwegian kroner ($12.9 million) to support the funding over the next three years from the Norwegian government’s Green Platform Initiative.
Carbon capture technology can be a significant enabler for decarbonisation of the maritime industry. Hence, a major work-stream of the LINCCS project is to bring to market a maritime CCS solution.
Wartsila will lead this work-stream with support from the Sustainable Energy Catapult Center and SINTEF Energy.
This contribution will join wider, cross-industry CCS developments from project partners including Aker Solutions, Cognite, Aize, AGR, OpenGoSim, Wintershall Dea, Vår Energi, Lundin, Equinor and TotalEnergies.
To support CCS technology development, Wartsila Exhaust Treatment will expand its engineering facility in Moss, Norway to develop, test and verify the CCS solutions. This will bring the technology to a maturity level where it can be piloted in full scale on a vessel.
The project will be supported with complimentary knowledge from across the Wartsila group.
With years of work in both exhaust gas abatement technology and cryogenic gas handling systems, the company is well placed to support the full infrastructure chain of carbon capture and storage, from exhaust to final sequestration.
The announcement demonstrates Wartsila’s reinforced commitment to innovation for the decarbonisation pathway for shipping. Importantly, it will enable the organisation to prove the viability of CCS on ships while also enabling the industry to implement the technology at scale.
Tamara de Gruyter, President, Marine Systems, Wartsila, said the transition towards zero emissions would require them to pioneer a number of different technology solutions, and to advance CCS as a solution that can enable a low-carbon future. –Tradearabia News Service