Ecospray launched three new carbon capture technologies in the maritime sector

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Reduction of CO2 emissions through the use of amines, calcium hydroxide or molten carbonate fuel cells: these are three innovative carbon capture technologies developed by Italy’s Ecospray for the marine sector, and presented in Genoa.

The announcement follows the interest for this solution express recently by shipping companies such as Grimaldi Group and Costa Cruises.

“Each one of the three technologies, which are at different stages of development, can be implemented in different contexts. Factors such as the size and type of ship, the route it sails and the space available on board have a major effect on the scope of application” Ecospray’s president Maurizio Archetti explained.

Scandlines turns down diesel engines, turns up wind power and reduces CO2 emissions once again

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With the aim of becoming emission-free by 2040, Scandlines is setting itself higher targets than the Paris Agreement. On 16 May 2022, Scandlines installed the Norsepower Rotor Sail on BERLIN in the port of Rostock while the ferry was out of service for a few hours.

COPENHAGEN already got it in 2020. Scandlines has reduced CO2 emissions from the hybrid ferry by an average of 4 percent – and on good days with optimal wind conditions by as much as 20 percent.

There is no such thing as a zero-emission ferry!

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In its strive towards net-zero emissions come 2050, the shipping industry should steer a different course from the one that is focusing only on the CO2 emissions from the fuel. We must focus on the broader picture in the CO2 emissions debate. This is the unambiguous message from OSK-ShipTech, the Danish naval architecture consultancy, which has been instrumental for the designs of many recent high-profile ro-pax ferries.

OSK ShipTech: More Retrofits – Fewer Newbuildings

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OSK ShipTech writes in an interesting LinkedIn post: “We have to shift the lens from focusing only on the operational CO2 emissions of a newbuilding to also focus on and include the emissions related to building the ship in the first place!