United Kingdom – Windship Technology announced an exclusive joint development agreement with Australian company Calix Limited. They will develop and integrate Calix’s onboard carbon capture system RECAST into its whole-ship solution.
The combination of technologies has the potential to deliver zero-emission shipping at the lowest possible cost. This matches perfectly with the UN’s sustainability goals and agenda.
Serious climate challenges
The exclusive cooperative development agreement with Calix Limited follows a year of intensive collaboration between the two companies. They try to eradicate one of the world’s most serious climate challenges — shipping emissions. Shipping currently accounts for approximately 3% of total world emissions. This figure will likely climb to 10% by 2050, if no alternative solutions are developed.
With the clock ticking down to the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development objectives, the shipping sector is confronted with significant structural difficulties. Asset owners and ship operators look to innovation for long-term solutions.
CO2, NOx, SOx reduction
Windship is leading the charge with its wind, solar, and drive train solutions. Its unique collaboration with Calix will also focus on reducing CO2, NOx, SOx and particulate emissions from power systems. They will inject a low-emissions lime-based sorbent into a ship’s engine’s exhaust system. The ensuing capture reaction provides significant power to the drive train.