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Limestone-based CO2 capture system trial on Lomar vessel
By Seaandcoast | 21/04/2023
A new approach to shipboard carbon prisoner that's being presented as a simpler system to apply and manage as well as offering a cost-effective system to capture CO2 aboard being, in- service vessels will begin testing coming month aboard one of Lomar's vessels. Through its clean maritime results accelerator program, the technology, developed by a two- time-old UK incipiency, has entered support from Lomar, Eastern Pacific Shipping, a wide range of investors, and the UK government. 
 According to reports, Seabound, a London- grounded climate technology incipiency, has constructed two functional land- grounded prototypes of its conception since its founding in 2021. These prototypes make use of a patent- pending compact carbon prisoner device that can be retrofitted to a boat's channel. Pebbles of quicklime suffer a chemical response with the CO2 in the exhaust and transfigure into limestone, locking the CO2 in. The pebbles are safe,non-toxic, and inert. Seabound reports that quicklime is readily available and nicely priced each over the world. 
 The system doesn't work by enmeshing and fluxing the gas, unlike numerous other ideas for CO2 prisoner. This makes it delicate to store and handle on a boat. Before the boat returns to harborage, the limestone pebbles would be temporarily stored onboard without the need for energy- ferocious CO2 separation, contraction, or liquefaction. The limestone pebbles are unloaded once they're back in harborage and either vended as is or turned back into quicklime and CO2, with the quicklime being used on another vessel and the CO2 being vended for use or insulation. 
 This time, in May and June, medications will be made for the installation of the outfit on the first boat. The veritably first airman design is planned to run all through this late spring on board one of Lomar's vessels. Seabound reports it has preliminarily gotten seven letters of end from driving shipowners indeed before the vessel overtures start. In light of their examination, they hope to have the option to catch up to 95 percent of CO2 from exhaust. 
 The trial is also the first design to admit support from Lomar's recently established Lomarlabs, a adventure lab that will encourage the creation of new technologies to address maritime assiduity issues. Lomar points out that getting access to vessels and ockyards to test and ameliorate their ideas is one of the biggest obstacles maritime technology businesses face. The new pursuit lab can give the entrance to frame through Lomar and its parent association Libra Gathering as well as mastery and experience to support the advancement of these new inventions. 
 Stylianos Papageorgiou, the new Managing Director of Lomarlabs, stated," Lomarlabs is advising on engineering and design for this transformative result, conforming it to the realities of everyday marketable shipping operations." To help in making a business that's feasible, we will help in the expression of airman tests on Lomar vessels and the refinement of the business model by exercising our knowledge of the assiduity. We unite to develop results that have the eventuality to bring about methodical change for our maritime assiduity by participating our knowledge and network. 
 Seabound was one of the systems that won the UK's Clear Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 3 in September 2022. This competition was run in cooperation with Innovate UK and funded by the UK Department for Transport. In order to carry out real- world demonstration R&D systems in clean maritime results, the third round allocated£ 60 million to 19 flagship systems that were backed by 92 UK associations.