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ABS Launches Industry-Leading Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture

Post-Combustion Criteria Rooted in Practical Experience with Key Industry Partners to Support Decarbonization Efforts

(HOUSTON) Working with shipyards, ship owners and operators, ABS has developed an industry-leading set of requirements to guide the industry in the application of carbon capture technology at sea.

Experience and insight derived from pioneering carbon capture projects with stakeholders such as shipyards, ship owners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have informed development of the ABS Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture.

“Carbon capture could be a key transformational technology for shipping to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

ABS is working with leading organizations to support safe development of the technology, which is still maturing but shows genuine promise.

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The requirements we have developed are a key step toward harnessing the potential of carbon capture to tackle the challenge of the energy transition for our industry,” said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Vice President, Global Sustainability.

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The requirements also include an optional Ready notation for vessels based on their level of preparation, or readiness, for future OCCS installations. 

Download the ABS Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture here.

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Previous ABS sustainability whitepapers including the ABS Whitepaper Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage and the ABS Insights into Onboard Carbon Capture can be found 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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