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Scrubbers not a definite solution for 2020 sulphur cap compliance

Scrubbers as a measure to comply with the sulphur cap in 2020 would be a quick fix, according to Wartsila's director of exhaust gas cleaning, Sigurd Jenssen, and more drastic measures are needed. Mr. Jenssen said that equipping 2,000-3,000 ships with scrubbers by 2020 can be done. But with a global fleet of about 60,000 vessels, many of them will have to use cleaner fuels.

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US to fund projects for fuel cell technologies

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $32.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development to advance solid oxide fuel cell technologies. SOFC R&D aims to create efficient, cost-effective electricity generation from  domestic coal and natural gas resources, with minimal use of water and near-zero atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide and pollutants.

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