marine emissions News

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • EPA Awards $556,650 to Help Massachusetts Marine Vessels Reduce Diesel Emissions

    Two Massachusetts projects have been awarded more than a half-million dollars under a competitive national grant competition to reduce diesel emissions. The grants, totaling $556,650, were made under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The funding will assist CLF Ventures, Inc., which is receiving $300,000 to repower the Spirit of Boston; and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use ...

  • New emissions regulations indicate rise of LNG as marine fuel in Asia

    Given the restrictions implemented by International Marine Organization (IMO) requiring lower exhaust emission of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrous oxide (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2), there will necessarily be a movement towards lower-emission fuels, especially in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs). The coasts of the US, Canada and Northern Europe are all highly regulated ...


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  • EPA Awards $495,000 to Reduce Diesel Emissions from Marine Engines in Massachusetts

    EPA has awarded $495,000 to fund two marine repower projects in the state of Massachusetts. CLF Ventures, Inc. has received $300,000 to repower the tugboat Navigator, and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) has been awarded $195,000 to repower two commercial lobster boats. The grants were awarded after a national competition for clean diesel projects, made possible ...

  • Hunt – Clean, green marine energy to boost jobs and reduce emissions

    Harnessing the full potential of marine energy could provide enough power for up to 15million homes and save up to 70million tonnes of C02 by 2050 according to the Government’s Marine Energy Action Plan, released ...


  • Rising threats to marine biodiversity

    The environmental and economic health of the World Seas-present and future-is outlined in a report that underlines growing concern from pressures such as pollution, over-fishing and climate change. The report, the Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) predicts that by 2050 productivity will have decreased in nearly all areas and with ...

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coastal structures change marine ecosystems

    The urbanisation of coastal areas and introduction of man-made structures, such as jetties and seawalls, are changing marine environments. A new analysis highlights the impacts of these changes on marine plants and animals and suggests options to manage the detrimental effects. Many of the world's largest cities are in coastal zones and more than 75 per cent of people are expected to live within ...

  • Low-sulphur marine fuels work!

    Requiring ships to use low-sulphur fuels and slow down makes a massive difference to air pollution, according to a new study from America. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took emissions readings from a commercial container ship using high-sulphur fuels, and then compared them to readings from the same ship using low-sulphur fuels and reducing its speed from 22 knots to 12 ...

  • Money to move marine machines to mainstream

    Climate Change Minister in Scotland to announce £20m for marine industry Cash to take marine power devices to the next level of development has been announced by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker on a visit to Pelamis Wave Power at Leith Docks in Edinburgh. Generating energy from the power of waves or tides has the potential to meet 15-20% of the UK’s current ...

  • £20million marine scheme now open

    Government has today launched its eagerly awaited £20 million Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD). This scheme will support up to 2 pre-commercial projects to demonstrate the operation of wave and/or tidal devices in array formation over a period of time. Organisations across the UK will be able to bid for a share of the £20million announced last summer helping spur on ...

  • Impact of climate change on marine algae

    With climate change looming large, countries around the world are mobilising their top scientists in an effort to measure its impact on the environment and society. One such scientist is the young Dr Björn Rost, who was recently awarded a EUR 1.4 million Independent Researcher Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). His research will focus on the impact of climate change on micro algae in ...

  • EPA provides the maine department of environmental protection $250,000 to reduce emissions with Marine Engine Repowers

    EPA has recently awarded $250,000 to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP).  Together with another $250,000 provided by the State, these funds will be used to repower two marine vessels, a passenger ferry and an excursion vessel, operating in the Gulf of Maine. Diesel engines contribute significantly to air pollution, especially in urban areas. The fine particles in ...

  • EPA provides the maine department of environmental protection (ME DEP) $571,638 to reduce emissions with marine engine repowers (ME)

    The EPA recently rewarded $571,638 to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to repower approximately 17 commercial fishing vessels, research vessels, and excursion vessels operating in Maine and New Hampshire waters. "Reducing diesel emissions is an effective way to improve air quality--one of the seven key priorities of Administrator Jackson. Fewer diesel emissions will help those who ...

  • Eco Marine Power Launches Eco Ship Study

    Fukuoka, Japan, May 12, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has commenced a study to investigate how its Aquarius wind and solar marine power system could be incorporated into a future eco ship specifically designed to minimise fuel consumption and reduce noxious gas emissions. The aim will be to further expand on the company's green shipping concepts and ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • ET MARINE’S SEANOX ANALYSER GETS DNV ENDORSEMENT

    Untitled Document ET Marine’s compact SeaNox analyser – which measures oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emitted from a ship’s stack – has just been granted a prestigious Det Norske Veritas (DNV) ...

  • Hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – an overview

    Hazardous substances in fresh and marine water can harm aquatic life and pose a risk to human health, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report notes that while European legislation to address the issue is relatively strong, new challenges exist including ‘emerging pollutants’ where potential effects are not yet fully understood. ...

  • Carbon Trust to slash costs of marine energy by 20%

    £1m Carbon Trust research initiative to reduce costs of marine energy using innovative technologies transferred from traditional industries including aviation, oil and gas.Giant turbine blades developed using technology from the aviation industry and underwater hydraulic power networks as used in the oil and gas industry are just two of the technologies that could be harnessed by the marine ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Marine Diesel Scrubber Passes CARB Testing

    In 2012 Envitech designed and built a marine diesel scrubber to remove SO2 from the engine exhaust of ocean going vessels.  The scrubber was integrated into the Advanced Maritime Emissions Control System ...


    By Envitech, Inc.

  • Rising acidity in seawater damages marine ecosystems

    Rising emissions of carbon dioxide from human activities are not only contributing to the warming effect of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, they are also acidifying the world's oceans. New research examines the major ecological tipping points that occur when the concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide in seawater increases. The oceans absorb CO2 from the atmosphere where it dissolves and ...

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