Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects for the shipping industry are at the heart of a new partnership between Chart Industries and exhaust gas cleaning systems company Ionada.

The duo today (18th Oct) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see a merging of Ionada’s carbon capture technology and Chart’s expertise in carbon dioxide (CO2) storage and handling systems to decarbonise the maritime sector.

CO2 captured via the technology can be stored onboard Chart’s CO2 ISO containers or in engineered built-for-purpose type C tanks and then offloaded at ports. Once unloaded, the CO2 can either be permanently stored or used by CO2-consuming industries.

On the partnership, Jill Evanko, CEO of Chart, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Ionda to help improve the carbon footprint of the shipping industry.”

“The solutions being developed with Ionda will greatly benefit the maritime sector and help ship owners reach greenhouse gas emission targets set forth by the International Maritime Organisation.”

“This is also a great example of how our equipment is agnostic to the process itself – it can work with various process solutions to offer the most flexibility to our end customers.”