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Innovative solution for lowering ship emissions tested in port of Rotterdam

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Marine scrubber-technology leader Ionada BV signed, during the PortXL event Shakedown, a pilot-agreement with Van Oord for the testing of Ionada’s Semi-Dry-Scrubbing-technology aboard the Van Oord vessel Lelystad, a hopper dredger in the port of Rotterdam.


Ionada is one of the fourteen start-ups/scale-ups that signed contracts/pilot-agreements at Shakedown yesterday with well-known corporates.

Van Oord and Port of Rotterdam Authority, among others, belong to the group of corporates that entered in a cooperation with PortXL start-ups/ scale-ups for the development of innovation projects in the port.

In total, eleven start-ups and three scale-ups participated in the third edition of the PortXL accelerator program in Rotterdam. Yesterday they presented their results of the past three months during Shakedown in the RDM submarine hangar.

10 of the fourteen start-ups / scale-ups saw their performance rewarded with one or more contracts. In total, 15 contracts were signed.

With the introduction of Ionada's Semi Dry Scrubbers, ship owners can benefit from 50% savings on fuel costs while meeting the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur emission regulations.

Ionada offers ship owners an EGD (Exhaust Guest Cleaning) service, where shipowners only pay for the cleaned fuel. The pilot with Van Oord is planned for the fourth quarter of 2018.

To date, waterfronts and coastal defense systems have been built with little to no environmental friendly solutions.

ECOncrete offers a range of innovative concrete solutions that improve the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and maritime infrastructures while increasing their strength and durability.

Together with the Port of Rotterdam, ECOncrete will examine whether their solution can be applied to one of the quay walls in the port.


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