Items tagged with: Air Pollution
Fuel Cells are a promising technology in the context of clean power sustainability and alternative fuels for shipping. Different specific developments on Fuel Cells are available today, with research and pilot projects under evaluation that have revealed strong potential for further scaled up implementation. The EMSA Study on the use of Fuel Cells in Shipping has been the result of this Agency’s ...
Emissions of air pollutants like sulphur dioxide can travel long distances. In recent years, emissions from maritime transport have increasingly affected air quality in the EU. Therefore, EU has developed dedicated legislation to deal with some of the most important air pollutants: Sulphur Oxide (SOx), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Ba...
Directive (EU) 2016/802 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels
The Sulphur Inspection Guidance contains guidelines for sulphur inspectors regarding the enforcement of Directive 1999/32/EC as amended regarding the sulphur content of liquid fuels (the "Sulphur Directive"). The Sulphur Committee held on the 6th of May 2015 adopted the Guidelines as the reference document for a harmonized enforcement of the Sulphur Directive.
As a result from different onboard combustion and energy transformation processes, remarkably for propulsion and energy production, ships represent sources of different substances to the atmosphere. Sulphur Oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM) and carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) are emitted to the atmosphere as a direct result. Collectively, ship generated emissions can be signific...
Biofuels could be one of the options to reduce the carbon intensity of maritime transport. It could also possibly reduce the effect of ship emissions (SOx, NOx, PM) on local air quality. In order to obtain a clearer picture of biofuel's potential, EMSA commissioned a report from ECOFYS to evaluate if and how biofuels could be used in the shipping sector as an alternative fuel.
EEDI Test & Trials for EMSA II. Study on tests and trials of the Energy Efficiency Design Index as developed by the IMO Applicability and Refinement of the EEDI for RoRo, RoPax Vessels
The file contains report and appendixes
In the context of the current review of MARPOL Annex VI, EMSA commissioned a study to GL in order to obtain a clearer picture and advices on possible technical modifications on Pre-2000 Marine Diesel engines for NOx reductions