EPA accredits Krystallon scrubber

14 Jan 2010

Hamworthy Krystallon Ltd. has become the first non-North American-based company to be awarded accreditation as a manufacturer of an ‘emerging technology’ that has the capability to reduce marine Particulate Matter emissions by the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The company's PM seawater scrubber technology was granted an Emerging Technology Acceptance Letter in December 2009 and placed on the National Clean Diesel Campaign emerging technology list. The acceptance is initially valid for one year and is for application in marine vessels with diesel engines and a combined total power not to exceed 2,500 horsepower.

Sigurd S. Jenssen, Managing Director, Hamworthy Krystallon Ltd, said: "The EPA emerging technology program provides an excellent opportunity for Hamworthy Krystallon to obtain vital operational feedback from partners. It enables us to show partners in North America that seawater scrubbing is the most cost-effective and definitive means of reducing Particulate Matter emissions -- going beyond reduction levels achievable from using lower sulphur fuels to meet new emissions standards.

"Being the first non-North American-based company to be awarded accreditation, clearly illustrates that Hamworthy Krystallon's seawater scrubbing technology is recognized as a viable alternative to costly, lower emissions fuels for ship owners and operators seeking compliance with pending Particulate Matter and sulphur emissions regulations in North America."

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