Ardmore Shipping has ordered Value Maritime’s (VM) carbon capture ready and emissions-reducing Filtree systems, including the clean loop system, for a further three MR Tankers.
The VM Filtree system is based on innovative technology that filters sulphur, CO2 and 99% of ultra-fine particulate matter from the tankers’ exhaust stream. The system uses a clean loop mechanism which additionally filters its own wash water, removing oil residues and particulate matter, ensuring the pH neutral value of the discharge water.
The plug-and-play Filtree system to be installed on the Ardmore tankers will be outfitted with a modular CO2 capture and storage system to help reduce further emissions. CO2 is captured from the vessel’s exhaust and stored in tanks onboard. This is then discharged onshore where it can be used, for example, in the sustainable cultivation of greenhouse crops, methanol plants, and even the food industry.
Yvette van der Sommen, director Asia Pacific at Value Maritime says: ‘You know you are headed in the right direction when you see your clients returning to expand their use of your emission-reducing technology and to continue developing greener operations with you. The value, instant impact on ship’s emissions and quick return on investment is clear for us to see, and we’re heartened that Ardmore Shipping sees it too.’
‘Regarding technology, we firmly believe in collaborating with business and technical partners to create solutions addressing the energy transition…Value Maritime’s Filtree is exceptional in that it not only cleans and neutralises overboard discharge but also offers an additional benefit in the form of a potential carbon capture upgrade. This gives us flexibility today while economically and efficiently future-proofing our vessels for tomorrow,’ adds Garry Noonan, director of innovation at Ardmore Shipping.