9.9.2021 12:00:00 CEST | TECO 2030 ASA | Additional regulated information
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Lysaker, Norway, 9 September 2021 - TECO 2030 (OSE: TECO) has reached a new
milestone: The company has been granted up to NOK 4 million in tax relief as
indirect government support for developing solutions that will capture CO? in
the ship exhaust and store it until the ship reaches port.
The support has been granted through the Research Council of Norway's Skattefunn
- https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2019/skattefunn/ scheme,
which is a tax deduction scheme designed to stimulate research and development
(R&D) activities in Norwegian companies. It provides indirect support in the
form of tax deductions on costs related to implemented research and development
"We are currently in the process of developing technological solutions that will
enable ships running on fossil fuels to reduce their emissions and become more
climate-friendly by capturing the CO2 that they would otherwise emit with their
exhaust gases," says Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030 ASA.
"We are very pleased and thankful for the support we have now received from the
Research Council of Norway to this end. The recognition of carbon capture as an
emissions reduction technology for the maritime industry represents a milestone
in our efforts," Enger says.
The project that has been granted tax relief involves the development and
testing of onboard solutions that can capture more than 90% of the CO2 in the
ship exhaust. The tax relief granted to TECO 2030 under the Skattefunn scheme
will cover 19% of the costs accrued in this project, up to about NOK 4 million
over the project period of two years, 2021 and 2022.
Cooperating with Chart Industries
TECO 2030 is developing carbon capture solutions for ships together with the
American technology company Chart Industries, Inc -
d=17847477&releaseId=17910123. The solutions will separate the CO2 from the
ship's exhaust gases and store it in liquid form until it can be offloaded when
the ship has reached port.
When offloaded, the CO2 can then either be permanently stored in geological
formations underground or be put to beneficial use in CO2-consuming industries,
such as the agricultural, industrial, energy, or food and beverage sectors.
Carbon capture technology has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
from the shipping industry by more than 30% by 2050, according to DNV's Maritime
Forecast to 2050 - https://eto.dnv.com/2018/maritime, which was published last
TECO 2030 is currently in the process of separating its carbon capture business
unit into a separate entity fully owned by TECO 2030 ASA. The new entity will be
known as TECO 2030 Carbon Capture AS and will be based in Narvik in northern
Green transition in the maritime industry
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce carbon intensity in
international shipping by 40% by 2030, and to cut the total annual greenhouse
gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared to
Ship-owners across the world will therefore have to do something to make their
vessels more climate-friendly, and TECO 2030 will help them with that.
TECO 2030 is delivering technology that helps ships to reduce their
environmental and climate impacts. In addition to carbon capture solutions for
ships, the company is developing exhaust gas cleaning systems and hydrogen fuel
cells for the maritime industry.
Hydrogen fuel cells are the engines of tomorrow and convert hydrogen into
electricity while emitting nothing but water vapour and warm air. With the TECO
2030 Marine Fuel Cell, ships will be able to switch from fossil fuels to
hydrogen and become emissions-free.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
* Tore Enger, CEO, +47 920 83 800, email@example.com
ABOUT TECO 2030 ASA
TECO 2030 (OSE: TECO, OTCQB: TECFF) aims to contribute to the green transition
in the maritime sector by delivering technology that helps ships to reduce their
environmental and climate impacts. TECO 2030 is developing hydrogen fuel cells
that enable ships and other heavy-duty applications to become emissions-free.
The company is also developing other solutions that can help the maritime
industry to reduce its emissions, such as exhaust gas cleaning and carbon
capture systems for ships. TECO 2030 was founded in 2019 and is headquartered at
Lysaker, Norway. The company is listed on Euronext Growth on Oslo Stock Exchange
under TECO. TECO 2030 has its roots in the TECO Maritime Group, a group that has
provided technology and repair services to the global shipping industry since
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