Clean Air Engineering–Maritime (CAE-M), announced that it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its latest vessel stack exhaust capture and treatment system, the ShoreKat.
As explained, the ShoreKat technology is a highly efficient air pollution control system that removes particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, and other harmful pollutants from exhaust gasses produced by ships and other marine vessels. The technology uses ceramic filters as part of its process to capture and treat pollutants from exhaust gas before it is released as clean air into the atmosphere.
The standalone and self-powered system can be customized and modified to fit any ship’s funnel. As a mobile shore-based system, it can be placed into position to avoid interfering with ship assist, bunkering, or cargo handling. It can be placed before a vessel arrives and begin service immediately, operating the entire time the vessel is in port, removing tons of harmful toxins from communities surrounding port complexes.
Companies that operate large commercial vessels have a regulatory responsibility pursuant to CARB’s amended At-Berth Regulation to reduce and eliminate emissions while at berth.
…said Nick Tonsich, president of CAE-M.
Diesel exhaust is known to be one of the most harmful emissions in the world, and we’re working diligently here in Southern California – home to two of the world’s largest ports – to reduce and eliminate these emissions for our industry and our communities.
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