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“K” Line wins award for world’s first CO2 capture plant on vessel

27 Jul 2022

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) on Monday (25 July) said it recently received the Marine Engineering of the Year 2021 award from the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering for the CC-OCEAN (Carbon Capture on the Ocean) project.

The project was jointly conducted with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Mitsubishi Shipbuilding) and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) for the verification of a CO2 capture plant onboard a vessel as part of the research and development for advancing marine resources technologies.

The CC-OCEAN project is based on the CO2 capture plant for on-shore converted for off-shore use and was installed on board a coal carrier Corona Utility, operated by “K” LINE for Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., for a demonstration test at sea for six months.

As a result, both the CO2 capture rate, quantity, and purity were as planned, and demonstrated that CO2 can be captured from the exhaust gas from marine engines, where environmental conditions are different from those on-shore.

The award ceremony was held on 22 July at the KAIUN CLUB in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo in recognition of the world’s first CO2 capture plant on vessel that successfully separated and captured CO2 from exhaust gas emitted from a ship and achieved the captured CO2 purity of more than 99.9%, which is in line with the planned performance.

This award is presented to outstanding technologies in the fields of marine engines and equipment, and related marine engineering, with the aim of publicising the advanced and important nature of these technologies both domestically and internationally, and of further developing related academic and industrial technologies.


Photo credit: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
Published: 27 July, 2022

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