Ionada reports successful onboard carbon capture feasibility study

Climate technology company Ionada GmbH says it has completed a detailed onboard carbon capture feasibility study for LNG Carriers. 

According to Ionada, which develops, manufactures, and markets GHG emissions-reducing post-combustion carbon capture systems, the feasibility study concludes onboard carbon capture is a ‘viable solution to reduce carbon emissions and ensure EXXI and CII regulatory compliance’. 

Ionada partnered with an unnamed, EU-based oil major to produce a detailed feasibility study for the installation and operation of its carbon capture technology.

‘The study is believed to be the first to include a detailed analysis of all aspects of the installation of the system including, installation, operation, draft implications, stability, onboard CO2 storage and discharge, and analyses of the actual CO2 reduction, from onboard capture to discharge,’ Ionada said.

‘This feasibility study, together with Ionada’s extensive experience with our Class and Flag approved HFMC SOx scrubber and recent HFMC CO2 scrubber Approval in Principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas, will be a huge step for shipowners to meet the necessary regulations required to continue operations of their vessels.’

According to Ionada, the initial conclusion from the Feasibility Study is that the investigated vessels would meet EEXI compliance with a carbon capture rate of approximately 1/3, the design case.

‘The study concludes there is a significant economic benefit for onboard carbon capture and that the vessels can be fitted with onboard carbon capture without significant impact on operations or safety,’ Ionada said.

As previously reported, last year, Ionada signed a memorandum of understanding with Chart Industries to collaborate on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCUS) projects.

Rhys Berry