Green Instruments and Everimpact have been chosen as the first two technology providers for evaluation by the Methane Monitoring on Ships Innovation Initiative (MAMII). This initiative aims to address the challenge of measuring methane emissions from combustion on ships, a topic of increasing importance in the shipping industry’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to selecting Green Instruments and Everimpact, the Safetytech Accelerator evaluated over 80 methane measurement technology companies and initially shortlisted 12 to join their technology ecosystem. Through feasibility studies and pilot projects conducted in collaboration with MAMII Anchor Partners CoolCo, MOL, and Shell, these two companies will now undergo evaluation.
Green Instruments specializes in measurement and analysis technologies for the marine and land-based industries. Their G7000 CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitoring System) is renowned for its capabilities in monitoring SOx and CO2 for scrubber applications. Casper Nørgaard Jensen, Sales Manager at Green Instruments, emphasizes the importance of leveraging readily available technologies to achieve a more accurate depiction of ship emissions, a practice that has been implemented on land for many years.
Everimpact, on the other hand, began as a real-time greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring platform for cities using satellite, sensor, and AI technologies. As part of their collaboration with Mitsubishi and Wilhelmsen, Everimpact has developed a sensor-based Continuous Emissions Measurement System (CEMS) for ships. This system, which has already been implemented on a Mitsubishi vessel, enables real-time measurement of various GHG emissions such as CH4, CO2, CO, NO, NO2, and SO2. Mathieu Carlier, CEO and Founder of Everimpact, expresses excitement over the evaluation of their continuous emissions measurement system, which can track methane slip.
The involvement of technology companies in this initiative is crucial for addressing challenges such as adapting their technologies to the demanding maritime environment and achieving a viable price point for shipowners and operators. Tatsuya Gamoh, Manager at MOL, highlights the pursuit of GHG measuring technology as a key focus for the company. This initiative will provide data that goes beyond broad estimates, enabling the industry to tackle methane emissions based on vessel-specific measurements. Fredrik Meltzer, Head of Strategic Initiatives at CoolCo, emphasizes the alignment of this initiative with the EU’s Fuel EU Maritime Initiative.
Nadia Echchihab, Head of Innovation Programmes at Safetytech Accelerator, acknowledges the numerous challenges faced by the technology companies involved and emphasizes the need to optimize their technologies for the maritime environment while ensuring affordability for stakeholders.
Overall, the selection of Green Instruments and Everimpact for evaluation by MAMII represents a significant step in measuring and reducing methane emissions from ships. By leveraging their expertise and innovative technologies, these companies have the potential to drive positive change in the shipping industry’s sustainability efforts.