The Power of Purity in CO2 Transportation

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As Carbon capture and storage (CCS) gains prominence, Rupert Hare, CEO of Houlder, emphasizes the often-overlooked challenges in CO2 transportation and the significance of high-purity CO2 as a crucial feedstock for emerging e-fuels. The splash247 news.

  • Rupert Hare highlights the often-overlooked hurdles of maintaining high purity in captured CO2 for efficient transportation and e-fuel production.
  • The demand for high purity CO2 intensifies with e-methanol and e-LNG production, vital for shipping’s ambitious net-zero GHG emissions targets.
  • Acknowledging vessel design’s impact on CO2 containment, purity, and transport offers an integrated approach to leverage the full potential of the evolving CO2 landscape.

Purity Matters

The purity of captured CO2 is paramount, determined by capture methods, source, and post-processing. Even CO2 destined for oil and gas fields requires high purity due to potential corrosive impurities, safety hazards, and their impact on storage pressure.

Purity’s Role in Maritime Decarbonization

High purity CO2 holds significance for maritime decarbonization as e-methanol and e-LNG production demands stringent CO2 purity. These alternative fuels are instrumental in achieving the industry’s net-zero GHG emissions goals by 2050, linking purity to shipping’s energy transition.

Cost and Market Dynamics

The debate on e-fuel costs often focuses on green hydrogen, overlooking CO2 supply imbalance and direct air capture (DAC) energy demands. Pure CO2 availability will substantially impact the cost of e-fuels, shaping their viability and adoption.

A Holistic Approach 

CO2 logistics go beyond dedicated carriers, impacting various ship types. On-board capture systems’ choice influences vessel economics; high-purity CO2 capture not only reduces containment costs but also enables reusing captured CO2 for enhanced e-fuel feedstock.

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