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  • Cutting Sulphur Emissions from Marine Fuel

    Last July the European Commission published a proposal to revise their “sulphur in fuels directive” that regulates the maximum level of sulphur permitted for fuels used in combustion plants and in the shipping sector.

    Sulphur contained in fuel causes emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and also contributes to the formation of secondary particulate matter  that is particularly harmful both to humans and the environment. These emissions have a major health impact, with shipping air pollution estimated to cause around 50,000 premature deaths per year in Europe. SOX emissions also cause environmental problems such as the acidification of soil and water and damage to biodiversity.

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