Facilitating the Shipment of CO2 as part of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Process
The impact of climate change can be seen all around us.
- The world acknowledges there is a climate crisis, and through the adoption of the UN Paris Agreement in 2015, that global warming must be limited to 2 degrees, preferably 1.5 degrees by 2050.
- To achieve this long-term goal, countries must urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, of which Carbon dioxide (C02) emissions are a primary cause.
- CO2 is emitted in many activities, including combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil, for energy, transportation and in industrial processes. Over 40 billion tonnes are emitted each year.
- CO2 emissions can be reduced through adjusting to different non-fossil fuel energy sources, such as solar and wind, but also through the retro-fitting of carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems, that is the capture and storage of CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere.
- Once captured, the CO2 can be transported by pipeline, ship or road tanker for safe storage underground, in depleted oil and gas reservoirs, coalbeds or deep saline aquifers, where the geology is suitable.
- BW Epic Kosan specialise in the seaborne carriage of gases, every year performing over 4,000 cargo operations. CO2 is a speciality gas corresponding to our current cargoes, and we are using our experience and knowledge to design, build and operate environmentally friendly CO2 shipping solutions working alongside global partners.
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