Ports of LA/LB offers emissions reduction services

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In the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, a bright green barge with a massive 270-foot bendable arm hovering over a container vessel’s smokestack is collecting exhaust like a giant range hood.  Startup STAX Engineering has deployed its pollution-capturing tech at multiple ports for the first time, to service vessels at the Ports of LA, Long Beach and Oakland. The system is powered by renewable diesel and is designed to capture and filter exhaust from container ships and auto carriers, removing 99% of diesel particulate matter and 95% of nitrogen oxide. It then releases pollution-stripped gas that’s a mixture that includes CO2 and water vapour.  So far, the company’s barge in the Ports of LA and Long Beach has treated 44 vessels, with a capacity of servicing 146 ships annually.

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