Characterisation of exhaust gas emissions from a pilot vessel using renewable methanol for propulsion
The objective of the GreenPilot project is to demonstrate that the use of methanol as a fuel can reduce the environmental impact. This will be done by converting a pilot boat to methanol operation to show how a methanol conversion of a smaller vessel can be carried out in practice and to demonstrate the emissions reductions that can be achieved. A first set of measurements have been performed showing low emissions of SO2, NOX and particles. However emissions of CO was high indicating emissions of insufficient combustion. A second campaign is now planned for December 2017 in order to characterise the emissions of hydrocarbons. These measurements will be performed in collaboration with researchers from VTT (Finland) and Chalmers.
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