NYK to study converting organic waste on vessels into fuel
By investing in Sustainable Energy, NYK will support the commercialization of this innovative technology and jointly study the generation of energy raw materials from organic waste such as garbage and sludge using an ISOP system installed on a vessel. In the future, NYK, together with Sustainable Energy, will promote the realization of decarbonization of ships through research and development, such as applying the generated energy raw material as fuel for vessels. The ISOP system is an innovative system comprising equipment that decomposes organic substances such as flammable waste into low-molecular-weight compounds using subcritical-water-treating technology in a closed space to generate energy raw materials in the form of powdery and dry substance. The generated energy raw materials can be reused as green energy products such as bio-coal, biogas (e.g., methane and hydrogen), bio-coke, and the like. The ISOP system is an environmentally friendly system that does not generate harmful substances such as dioxins, unlike existing incinerators.