CSNOx wins ‘Technology of the Year’ award

17 Mar 2010
Ecospec’s CSNOx onboard a 100,000 dwt Aframax tanker for first load point verifications

Ecospec’s CSNOx onboard a 100,000 dwt Aframax tanker for first load point verifications

Ecospec Global Technology Pte Ltd (Ecospec), a Singapore-based research and technological company specializing in advanced emission abatement and environmental technologies, has won the prestigious ‘Technology of the Year’ award for its CSNOx technology at the Green Ship Technology Conference 2010.

At the gala dinner held in Copenhagen, Denmark last evening, Ecospec, who invented CSNOx, the world’s first 3-in-1 emission abatement innovation, edged out two other companies in the category’s shortlist, Aalborg Industries (exhaust gas sulphur emission scrubber) and Napa Ltd (Napa Power optimisation tool), to clinch this award.

Through CSNOx, Ecospec plays a critical role and contributes positively towards global efforts in reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ships, offshore rigs, power plants, refineries and incinerators.

Chew Hwee Hong, managing director and founder of Ecospec said, “We are deeply moved to be honored with this significant and prestigious global award. With this ‘Technology of the Year’ award, we together with the industries and our collaboration partners would pick up where COP 15 has left in finding a solution to the world’s pressing concerns on climate change. We believe this award is a reflection of the industry’s recognition of the effectiveness of CSNOx in protecting the environment.”

He continued, “At present, CSNOx remains the only solution that effectively reduces greenhouse gases and exhaust pollutants, CO2, SO2 and NOx, all in one process and in a single system. Currently, there are no existing practical solutions capable of removing CO2, the main culprit for global warming, and CSNOx is the first practical solution to remove CO2 cost effectively. Apart from the ability of CSNOx in reducing marine emissions effectively, this technology is applicable to offshore and onshore industries as well. However, the fight against global warming is a worldwide issue that requires the effort of everyone and we firmly believe that CSNOx has the potential to be the catalyst to reduce global gas emissions.”

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification societies had issued a statement of fact on 8 February 2010 that verified the removal of 99% sulphur dioxide (SO2), 77% carbon dioxide (CO2) and 66% nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the emissions of a trading 100,000 dwt Aframax tanker installed with the CSNOx gas abatement system. This statement was issued as part of the ongoing IMO Type Approval certification process by Ecospec. This also means that the CSNOx system is able to remove NOx to such levels that vessels installed with it are able to meet even the strictest Tier 3 requirement.

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