MARAD Releases New Exhaust Gas Scrubber Guide for Maritime Applications

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday September 2, 2015

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released the Fourth Edition of the "Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Selection Guide." 

The new edition is said to provide ship owners and operators with the up-to-date information on scrubber technology for use in complying with industry sulfur content regulations on marine fuels. 

Included in the latest edition is "guidance on regulatory requirements and compliance options, life cycle analyses for various vessel types, review of scrubber technology and technical insight into integration, operations, and maintenance challenges."

Developed by the Ship Operations Cooperative Program, the guide is said to have received funding from MARAD's Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) Program.

In May, MARAD announced that it was offering up to $1.3 million in Federal funding for projects supporting vessel emissions reductions including scrubbing technology, and alternative energy.