Sat. May 25th, 2024

A new technology has been developed that aims to reduce black carbon emissions from ships. Green Instruments A/S and Danish Technological Institute have worked together to develop a real-time flue gas sensor technology that can accurately measure black carbon emissions. The technology has the potential to help the shipping industry meet the increasing regulatory demands regarding black carbon emission standards. The sensor technology can provide critical insights into emissions from different fuel types, particularly addressing the adverse impacts of black carbon emissions in the Arctic. The technology uses the Extinction-Minus-Scattering (EMS) measurement method, which has been validated as a credible and efficient alternative to traditional measurement methods. It offers real-time measurement capabilities, traceability, and lower ownership costs compared to existing emission monitoring techniques. Green Instruments and Danish Technological Institute aim to further enhance the sensor technology to measure general Particulate Matter (PM) emissions in ship exhaust. The technology is supported by the Danish Ministry of Environment’s MUDP grant and involves collaboration between Green Instruments, DFDS, MOL Chemical Tankers, Danske Rederier, Danske Maritime, and Danish Technological Institute. Black carbon emissions are a significant environmental challenge in the Arctic, with the shipping industry being a major contributor. The dark particles of black carbon speed up the melting of ice in the Arctic when they settle on snow and ice, which has reflective surfaces. This new technology has the potential to help reduce these emissions and mitigate their impact on the Arctic environment.

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