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Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Cruises Toward Emissions Standards

Royal Caribbean Cruises will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems, which will remove more than 97 percent of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by the ships’ diesel engines. The company says the move will position it ahead of all forthcoming International Maritime Organization Emission Control … Read more »

Carnival cruise

Sulfur Emissions Rules Mean Fewer Cruises, Carnival UK Chief Warns

Carnival UK says tighter sulfur emissions rules for ships may mean fewer cruises in northern Europe. The cruise company’s CEO David Dingle told Travel Weekly that Carnival brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line have already planned a 28 percent cut in Baltic and Norway cruises between 2013 and 2015. Under … Read more »

Carnival Expands Cruise Ship Scrubber Technology

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, today announced plans to increase installations of its industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 vessels. The expansion, covering more than 70 percent of its entire fleet, represents an increase from the 32 ships announced in September 2013. Carnival is investing … Read more »

Carnival cruise ship

Carnival to Install Scrubber Technology on 32 Cruise Ships

Carnival says it will spend more than $180 million to install exhaust gas cleaning technology on 32 ships, making it the first company to use this scrubber technology in restricted spaces on existing ships. These include vessels from Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Cunard that sail … Read more »

MIT Creates ‘Plug-and-Play’ CO2 Scrubber for Existing Power Plants

MIT researchers have invented a “plug-and-play” carbon dioxide scrubbing system that they say could be added relatively easily to any existing power plant, and uses less power than existing systems. Most existing systems rely on complex plumbing to divert the steam used to drive the turbines that generate power in these plants. … Read more »

Alcoa Lake Charles facility

Alcoa’s Scrubber Technology Reduces Emissions, Water, Energy

Alcoa is piloting a scrubber technology that it says halves water use and requires 30 percent less energy, compared to traditional wet scrubbers, and reduces scrubber installation costs and operating costs by about one-third for aluminum smelters and refineries. The company says its In-Duct Scrubber, under construction as part of … Read more »

Guide Helps Fleet Owners Choose Exhaust Gas Scrubber

Fleet owners should consider factors including vessel type, trading patterns and local conditions when choosing an exhaust scrubber for their vessels as a way of helping meet upcoming regulations, according to an American Bureau of Shipping report. As the industry seeks solutions for increasingly stringent low sulfur fuel requirements, owners and operators should understand the … Read more »