MPA in S$2 million funding to tackle emissions


Through its Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) Fund, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is providing S$2 million to co-fund a project to reduce greenhouse gas and exhaust pollutants from ship emissions.

Developed by Ecospec Global Technology, a local research and technology company specialising in advanced emission reduction technology, the CSNOx system could contribute to global efforts in reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ships if successfully tested and type-approved under IMO requirements.

Supported under the $100 million MINT Fund set up in 2003 to support research, development and test-bedding of maritime technologies by universities, research institutes and companies in Singapore, the CSNOx system reduces carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emitted by ships in one process and in a single system.

Chew Hwee Hong, Managing Director and Founder of Ecospec, said: “We are delighted to receive S$2 million co-funding from MPA under its MINT Fund programme to conduct test-bedding of CSNOx onboard a ship. The funding helps support a priceless opportunity for a ‘completely developed in Singapore’ breakthrough technology to penetrate the global maritime industry.

“Ecospec shares the same aim as MPA, which is to enable the maritime industry to go green via commercially-viable marine emission-reduction technology,” he added.