The CO2LOS II Project, a Toolbox for CO2 Ship Logistics
8 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2021
Date Written: February 12, 2021
The scope of the CO2LOS II project has been to reduce the cost of CO2 ship transportation by utilizing new technology and investigating optimization possibilities in the logistic chain. Capture and storage are outside the battery limits for the project.
The project has focused on conceptual engineering of different parts of the logistics chain, covering a wide variety of choices. The intention has been to fill up a tool-box to be used for future CCS logistics. Relevant choices have been visualized in a high-level schematic drawing, the CO2LOS II tool-box. A special emphasis has been laid on low pressure transport, reduced GHG emissions from ship operations and exploring the concept of offshore unloading. TRL and cost evaluations has been performed as an integral part of the project.
Neither is it possible, nor has it been the target of the project to find one optimal technical solution for a CCS ship logistics chain. The technology to be used will have to be selected from the tool-box when the frames of the CCS project is known, such as capture volumes, capture and storage location, characteristics of the reservoir, etc. Acknowledging this, the documented methodology used, including logistics, simulations, calculations, analysis, results from discussion with partners and vendors, and literature studies are as important as the developed concepts.
Keywords: CCS, CO2 Ship logistics, Offshore Unloading, Low pressure, Tool-box
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