Windship Technology, a UK developer of zero-emission solutions for shipping, has formed a joint development relationship with Australian company Calix to develop and incorporate Calix’s RECAST onboard carbon capture system into its whole-ship solution.
The company states that the combined technologies have the potential to achieve the goal of zero-emission shipping at the lowest cost, aligning with the United Nations’ sustainability goals and agenda. The arrangement with Calix Limited was reached after 12 months of extensive work between the two companies.
Windship is developing wind, solar and drivetrain solutions for shipping, and says its tie-up with Calix will also target the elimination of CO2, NOx, SOx and particulate emissions from the power systems. This is achieved through the introduction of a low-emission lime-based sorbent into the exhaust system of a ship’s engine, with the resulting capture reaction adding significant power to the drivetrain.
Simon Rogers, technical director of Windship Technology, commented, “We have been delighted to work with Dr Brian Sweeney and the team at Calix throughout the design process of our onboard carbon capture system. Calix is leading the way in the development of industrial carbon capture solutions, and over the past year it has been a meeting of technical and design minds. As we move forward with Windship Technology’s innovative approach to the shipping industry, Calix is the perfect partner and our exclusivity arrangement opens the door to delivering a world-class system that has the potential to futureproof the shipping industry to true zero and deliver on the United Nations sustainability agenda.”