Value Maritime progresses with installation of its Filtree systems on JR Shipping’s feeders
Dutch maritime technology company Value Maritime has completed the installation of its Filtree system on board JR Shipping’s container feeder vessel MV Energizer.
The installation of the exhaust gas filter system with the optionality to reduce carbon footprint by means of fully circular ‘Carbon Capture’ system is part of a wider program that will see the installation of the system on board ten of JR Shipping’s vessels before the end of 2023.
JR Shipping’s 750 TEU container feeders MV Endeavor and MV Energy have already been equipped with Value Maritime’s filter and carbon capture system. Building on the success of those installations, the company committed to additional retrofits back in June 2022, bringing the total to ten ships.
The company shared some behind-the-scenes clips of the installation on its social media to show what the process looks like in practice.
The Value Maritime Filtree System and Carbon Capture system is suitable for both existing and new vessels. It filters sulphur and ultra-fine particles from the exhaust gas and purifies wash water. In addition, a patented CO2 capture and storage module is integrated into the system.
The CO2 is stored in battery containers for reuse in other industries, with the carbon even being re-used to facilitate the growth of flowers and other crops. Value Maritime has set up an extensive service network to replace the batteries in main ports. This will result in a 100% circular solution, according to the company.
The JR Shipping Group is following two tracks on its decarbonization pathway. On the one hand, the shipping company recently launched its ECO Feeder newbuilding programme, based on innovative designs, and prepared for the future transition to clean and new fuel applications. Value Maritime’s filter technology also plays a role in the JR Shipping ECO Feeder concept.
The second track that the JR Shipping Group is focusing on is making existing vessels more sustainable. Container feeder vessels Endeavor and Energy are the first from the fleet.