International shipping takes care of the movement of goods and products between nations. It has the lowest carbon footprint per tonne for long-range transport but still creates around 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. The maritime sector has pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Different low-carbon technologies are being explored, including ship-based carbon capture (SBCC), which could provide a low-cost solution compared to zero-emission fuels, such as ammonia and hydrogen.
The EverLoNG project aims to encourage the uptake of SBCC by demonstrating its use on board LNG-fuelled ships and moving it closer to market readiness. Their research will optimise the technology and consider how best to integrate it into existing ship and port infrastructure.
International and national collaboration is inherent to EverLoNG, which aims to support the maritime sector’s ambitious and essential decarbonisation plans.
SCCS is contributing to the development of the CO2 Shipping Interoperability Industry Group (CSIIG) and of the port readiness tool, as well as leading the communication and dissemination activities of this project.