High North News: IMO Mandate For Low Sulphur Fuel Results in High Black Carbon Emissions Endangering Arctic

IMO Mandate For Low Sulphur Fuel Results in High Black Carbon Emissions Endangering Arctic

Continue reading: High North News, 23 January 2020:

In an effort to reduce sulphur emissions in marine transport new rules require a switch from heavy fuel oil to very low sulphur fuel oil. Now scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm as this new type of fuel can unexpectedly result in high levels of black carbon – a pollutant especially harmful to the Arctic environment.

“If immediate action isn’t taken by the International Maritime Organization, the shipping industry’s use of low sulphur shipping fuels (VLSFO) – introduced to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap –  will lead to a massive increase in black carbon emissions,” states Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance”.

Continue reading: High North News: IMO Mandate For Low Sulphur Fuel Results in High Black Carbon Emissions Endangering Arctic

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