With the support of Transport Canada, Albion Marine Solutions is working on development of an innovative Advanced Air Emissions Abatement Technology for ocean-going vessels.
Phase 1 of the multi-year project has been successfully completed this week. It involved a detailed survey of the existing environmental scenario at five of the largest ports in Canada. Albion’s dedicated environmental engineering team was also involved with interactive discussions with the port authorities. Albion Marine is thankful to all the port authorities as well as other stakeholders for their participation during this phase.
This adaptable technology solution intends to reduce the actual air emissions across Canadian ports. Albion is confident of improving the general air quality near ports much more than current standards by targeting capturing of near cent percentages of sulfur oxides (SOx), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Particulate matter (PM2.5 & PM10) emitted from the vessels. This technology would be applicable for vessels in port or at anchorage.
Moreover, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from transportation are playing a significant part in global warming. With the greenhouse gas emissions targets already being laid out by IMO, many shipping giants committing to net-zero CO2 emissions from vessel operations by 2050. As a leader in environmental engineering, Albion Marine would like to play its part by providing this solution to Canadian ports.
Albion’s R&D team is working hard to develop a modular, mobile solution for air emission treatment. This would operate irrespective of vessel size, type, length of port stay, type of fuel burnt, or an existing air emission abatement technology present onboard.
Watch this space for more updates.