Tag: <span>Black Carbon</span>

Pressure rises on IMO to rapidly cut black carbon emissions as MEPC 77 kicks off
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Pressure rises on IMO to rapidly cut black carbon emissions as MEPC 77 kicks off

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 77th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting kicked off this week to discuss a variety of environmental issues including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. One organisation, the Clean Arctic Alliance, has called on the IMO, its member states and international shipping to protect the Arctic by...

Methanol Institute urges maritime community to reduce pollution in Polar regions
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Methanol Institute urges maritime community to reduce pollution in Polar regions

The Methanol Institute is urging the maritime community to take action to mitigate pollution and emissions risk in Polar regions by adopting methanol as marine fuel, applying safe bunkering guidelines developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). Facilitated by the Safe Maritime Operations under Extreme Conditions: the Arctic Case (SEDNA), which advocates for an...

VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO
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VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO

Three weeks after the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global regulation on sulphur content in fuel oil entered into force, new figures indicate that very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) compliant with the new regulation, is just as detrimental to the environment as conventional heavy fuel oil (HFO). Figures submitted by Finland and Germany to the...