Yara Acquires Majority Stake in Green Tech Marine

first_imgzoom Yara International will expand its emissions control business by acquiring a majority 63% stake in Green Tech Marine (GTM), a leading sulphur oxide (SOX) scrubber supplier to the marine industry.“New International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations are being implemented, and combining GTM with our existing Nitrogen Oxide (NOX) portfolio will help the maritime industry cleanse their emissions and be compliant,” says Yves Bonte, Senior Vice President and head of Yara’s Industrial Segment.Within the next ten years, ships worldwide will need equipment to comply with the latest IMO exhaust gas emission rules. Starting January 1st 2015, SOX Emission Control Areas will be established in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, The North American Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean. According to the DNV “Future Development in Maritime Shipping” report, more than 15,000 ships are expected to be equipped with SOX scrubbers by 2020, representing a potential market of roughly one billion euros. GTM, a subsidiary of Marine Global Group, is an independent provider that has developed the smallest footprint SOX scrubber that can be retrofitted into any seagoing vessel.“The synergies we have with Yara on technology development and market reach for maritime business, as well as their global reach, will allow us to take this business a step further and establish ourselves as a leading player in the global market,” says Peter Strandberg, CEO of Green Tech Marine.The GTM investment is Yara’s third investment targeting leading technologies on emissions to air.“In combining our existing portfolio of NOX technologies with SOX technologies, as well as with related supply of nitrogen based chemicals and services, we bring a unique total solution to the marine segment. This improves our delivery of a profitable business solution to harmful emissions to air,” says Bonte.Certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the GTM technology is a single stream technology which can be installed on ships instead of silencers. Easy to retrofit, it also benefits from a small physical footprint, and has already been selected by several companies, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines.Sulphur oxides cause a wide variety of health and environmental impacts. With asthma being the largest chronic disease of children in the Western world, authorities are addressing this issue through legislation. By using GTM scrubbers, ship owners can continue to operate on heavy fuel oil instead of more costly marine gas oil, while staying below the strict IMO requirements regarding sulphur emission. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Close Yara, April 7, 2014last_img read more

UN relief agencies distribute food and seeds to half a million in

As part of the “Seeds Protection Ration,” the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has started to distribute 5,800 tons of food aid to assist 535,000 vulnerable people in provinces most affected by insecurity in Burundi. The food aid will be given together with seeds and farm tools provided by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The rationing is enough to last 20 days, and is planned for two planting seasons – in September-October and February-March – and is normally carried out every year in Burundi due to its success.”This programme is expected to contribute towards increased agricultural production of the most vulnerable populations, which will improve their food security,” said Mustapha Darboe, WFP’s Country Director in Burundi. “Farmers can market the food surpluses, and use the income to create assets as well as improve their livelihoods.”Continual fighting in Burundi has resulted in significant population displacements, erosion of assets, significant livestock theft, as well as destruction of homesteads. Nearly 1.4 million people in Burundi, mainly internally displaced persons, do not have adequate access to food and thus depend on WFP food assistance. read more