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Shipping making billions by using scrubbers to run on heavy fuel oil, study claims

May 7, 2024


Emissions from scrubber discharge have caused pollution to the Baltic Sea corresponding to socio-economic costs of more than EUR 680m ($732m) between 2014 and 2022, according to a new study.

A new study from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden showed that the shipping companies’ investments in the much-discussed technology, where exhaust gases are ‘washed’ and discharged into the sea, have already been recouped for most ships.

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