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JOIN CSI'S WEBINAR TO LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT SCRUBBERS

JOIN CSI'S WEBINAR TO LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT SCRUBBERS

Thursday, September 30, 2021 

Shipping companies have really only two options if they want to remain compliant with IMO and regional emissions regulations: either remove emissions from exhaust gases, through abatement technologies like scrubbers and catalytic converters, or change to a low emissions fuel.

With this in mind, the latest is a series of webinars, Scrubbers And The Truth, follows the success of three previous webinars focussing on Bunkers, how shipping should move forward on Emissions Reduction in the aftermath of MEPC 76, and the first alternative fuels event which examined the future of Methanol.

Whilst opinion on open loop scrubbers remains divided the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) – the trade association representing scrubber manufactures – commissioned research on the environmental impact of washwater. Undertaken by the Copenhagen based engineering consultancy DHI in accordance with IMO GESAMP guidelines, the research gives open loop scrubbers the all-clear.

Don Gregory, EGCSA’s Director, robustly makes the case that scrubbers have no significant impact on marine ecosystems.

Notwithstanding EGCSA’s position, regulations and future issues are always not far over the horizon. Ian Adams, MD of IMA Marine will explore what these likely changes are, paying particular attention to the Mediterranean Sea and the coastal waters of China.

What will be the role of scrubbers in the short and long term? What have been the experiences of owners? Sacha Cornell, Norbulk Shipping’s Fleet Manager, will discuss post installation challenges.

And Aleksander Askeland, Chief Sales Officer, Yara Marine Technologies, will offer the perspective of a clean technology company involved in scrubbers as well as other 'green' solutions.

The webinar Scrubbers and the Truth is scheduled for Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 12:00-13:30 GMT; Register here.

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