CPGC/BASF alliance for onboard ship carbon capture system

CPGC/BASF alliance for onboard ship carbon capture system

China’s CSSC Power (Group) Corporation Limited (CPGC) will install its advanced Onboard Carbon Capture System (OCCS) on multiple liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and utilise German chemical firm BASF’s OASE blue technology. To this end, both parties signed a Framework Agreement on the actual ship application of the OCCS recently.

CPGC’s OCCS aims to steer the low-carbon transformation and foster the sustainable development of the shipping industry. OASE blue is BASF’s gas treatment technology designed for CO2 capture application in flue gas, with low energy consumption, low solvent losses, and a flexible operating range.

The actual ship application marks another significant milestone in the partnership, which comes on the heels of an earlier MoU and the completion of the system prototype testing.

Currently, CPGC and BASF are working on optimising the detailed design of the OCCS unit based on actual ship conditions, to achieve commercial applications for different types of ships. Over the past year, CPGC and BASF have conducted technical performance tests on the system prototype. The performance test runs have been validated by marine classification societies, which include the American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.

Chen Haifeng, General Manager of Environmental Protection Business Department, CPGC, said, “Guided by global carbon reduction goals and the megatrend of low-carbon transformation in the shipping industry, CPGC, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, has proactively undertaken the responsibility of promoting low-carbon development in the shipping industry with a forward-looking vision. We have worked closely with BASF to jointly address greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry and build a brighter future for low-carbon shipping. CPGC will continue to drive innovation and breakthroughs in low-carbon shipping technology, making every vessel a solid force in protecting our blue planet.”

“We are happy to deepen our cooperation with CPGC, which boasts expertise in research and development, manufacturing and supply of marine power systems. By bringing onboard BASF’s gas treatment expertise, we are dedicated to addressing the challenges of energy efficiency improvement and emission reduction in the maritime sector to meet the growing demand for maritime decarbonisation,” added Dr. Michael Becker, Senior Vice President, Intermediates Asia Pacific, BASF.