All these sectors are embracing eco-friendly changes. Energy sectors are transitioning to eco-friendly fuels, the cement industry is adopting low-carbon binders , and the transportation sector is embracing electric vehicles.

Yet, the shipping sector remains a question mark. Who's stepping up?

The shipping industry spews around 940 million tonnes of CO2 annually, which is at least 3% of the world’s total CO2 emissions.

"Shipping could be responsible for 10-13% of global emissions within a few decades." warns the International Maritime Organization.

While strategies like fuel switching hold promise in efficiently curbing emissions, it is to be noted that combustion of any fuel would have CO2 inevitable place in the equation. It is important to keep this CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

When combined with diesel to power vehicles, isobutanol significantly reduces CO2 emissions due to its renewable source and reduced carbon content. Furthermore, if we keep pursuing isobutanol as a viable biofuel, would we even have a need for fossil fuels in the future?

If .4% of CO2 in the atmosphere can cause global warming, what can the 14% present in engine exhausts do?

We have built a unique CO2 removal mechanism for engines, taking Carbon Capture and Utilization to the next level! A chemical absorbent is used to completely collect CO2 from engine exhausts. Our hardware, as an adaptable system, may be scaled up for different vehicle and industrial emission objectives.

With Project RECOVER, Team REC Chennai aims to reduce CO2 emission into the atmosphere all the while producing a potential biofuel, for a greener, sustainable future.