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ABS and Rotoboost Collaborate on Groundbreaking Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture System

(COPENHAGEN) ABS has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) for a first-of-its-kind, pre-combustion carbon capture system based on the thermocatalytic decomposition process (TCD) from Rotoboost, a global hydrogen company based in Norway.

Rotoboost’s TCD allows for continuous hydrogen production and carbon capture onboard marine vessels. The system converts natural gas into hydrogen and solid carbon with a liquid catalyst.

Mission & Vision - Rotoboost

The resulting gas can be used for fuel cells or as a blend-in fuel for combustion engines or gas-fired boilers. The process can reduce overall carbon emissions by up to 100 percent depending on the heating method.

Using hydrogen as a blend-in fuel promises to significantly reduce the methane slip from combustion engines and reduce particulate matter emissions by capturing carbon in solid form before combustion.

Mission & Vision - Rotoboost

“Decomposing methane into hydrogen and solid carbon is an intelligent way to implement a carbon capture and storage (CCS) solution onboard gas-fueled ships.

This method reduces the storage need onboard, and the solid carbon can be used in the production of fuel cells and batteries and can be recycled again and again.

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This technology is one that promises to accelerate the energy transition, supporting global decarbonization goals,” said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Vice President, Global Sustainability.

“The system can be scaled up modularly step-by-step to meet progressing emission regulations while being cost effective for ship owners compared to green fuels or conventional carbon capture systems,” said Kaisa Nikulainen, Rotoboost CEO.

ABS is leading the maritime industry in comprehensive decarbonization and sustainability solutions. Learn more here.

About ABS


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction.

Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

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