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Conoship International and Bouman Industries announce Joint Venture to build Ship Based Carbon Capture systems

Conoship International and Bouman Industries announced at the Symposium of the Green Maritime Coalition they have entered into an agreement to build Ship Based Carbon Capture Systems. This partnership unlocks the potential of innovative Maritime Carbon Capture Systems, which is essential to reduce the carbon footprint of the existing fleet, new ships and its customers.  

“It’s my pleasure to announce that Bouman Industries and Conoship International start a joint venture to build Ship Based Carbon Capture Systems. Bouman Industries with its subsidiary Carbotreat is known for their strength in building field proven Land Based Carbon Capture systems. With this joint venture, Carbotreat Maritime, we develop these systems suitable for use on ships to reduce CO2 emissions in maritime application. Together we can accelerate the decarbonization of the maritime sector of the coming decades. This partnership therefor ensures Conoship International’s mission to provide the shipping industry with practical solutions to achieve low or zero emission ships,” said Geert Dokter, CEO at Conoship International. The combined expertise of the joint venture enables shipowners and operators to reduce CO₂ emissions on their newbuild and existing vessels. 

This joint venture is the spin-off of the four year collaboration with TNO and Bouman. Conoship has been researching and developing the maritime application of this technology, particularly for LNG-powered (Liquefied Natural Gas) vessels. In the international Carbon capture research project EverLoNG, two Carbon Capture Systems are under development in case studies for Heerema’s Sleipnir and an LNG carrier of Total Energies. 

By adding a Ship Based Carbon Capture System to capture the CO₂ in the exhaust gasses, the shipboard CO₂ -emissions can be reduced up to 95 percent. The captured CO₂ can be cooled and stored on board. Onshore, it can be reused to produce synthetic methane. A promising step towards a closed carbon loop.

Integrating the CO₂-capturing installation during the initial ship design at Conoship creates an optimal solution. However, Carbon Capture System installations are also suited as modernization of the existing fleet.  

“With our realized land-based CO₂ capture plants, combined with Conoships expertise, we can deliver large-scale carbon capture and storage plants onboard ships. Research has shown that our Carbon Capturing Systems enable to reach the IMO goals 2030 and 2050, even for existing ships. With Carbotreat Maritime we can reduce the carbon footprint of shipping with more than 75% in the short term and are aiming for 100% in the future,” said Wilco van Wijck, CEO at Bouman Industries.

Accelerate decarbonization

Our mission is to provide the shipping industry with Ship-Based Carbon Capture.

Why us?
With our field-proven land-based solutions we have the right track record with developing emission reduction measures for ships to bring this technology to the seas. In doing so, we are taking an important step towards closing the carbon loop.