Wärtsilä advances carbon capture and storage as part of LINCCS consortium

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Global smart technology provider Wärtsilä, is set to take a central role in developing maritime carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies as one of the leading partners in the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium. Carbon capture technology can be a significant enabler for decarbonization of the maritime industry and in recognition of this, one of the major workstreams of the LINCCS project is to bring to market a maritime CCS solution.

Tamara de Gruyter, President, Marine Systems, Wärtsilä, said, “The transition towards zero emissions will require us to pioneer a number of different technology solutions in combination, and to do this in close cooperation with key partners. We are humbled and excited to be working with a strong group of companies who all have market-leading competencies to advance CCS as a solution that can enable a low-carbon future.”

The LINCCS project is focused on reducing costs for new carbon storage facilities by 70% and advancing the development of carbon capture technologies in a range of sectors. This week, it was announced that the LINCCS consortium would receive 111m Norwegian kroner in funding over the next three years from the Norwegian government’s Green Platform Initiative.