K Line joins R&D project for CO2 marine transportation

by 22, Jun, 2021Innovation, Maritime 4.00 comments

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K LINE), Nippon Gas Line (NGL) and Ochanomizu University, Japan, have announced their participation in the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) project, “CCUS R&D and Demonstration Related Project / Large-scale CCUS Demonstration in Tomakomai / Demonstration Project on CO2 Transportation” on consignment from Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA).

The companies will promote the development for social implementation of liquified CO2 maritime transportation.

CCUS (Carbon dioxide Capture, Utilisation and Storage) is a technology that can capture, effectively utilise and store the CO2 emissions from fossil power generation and industrial processes. CCUS is expected to play a key role in contributing to the achievement of Carbon Neutrality by 2050. K LINE, NGL, Ochanomizu University and ENAA will jointly develop technologies for liquefied CO2 marine transportation and contribute to the realisation of long-distance / large-scale CO2 transportation enabling cost reduction through the development of CCUS technology in the demonstration project.

The K LINE Group is promoting its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance with its K LINE Environmental Vision 2050 and will contribute to the realisation of a carbon-neutral society through this demonstration project of liquefied CO2 marine transportation.