The Advanced Maritime Emission Control System (AMECS) Shines During Emissions Testing

October 31, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Advanced Maritime Emission Control System (AMECS) Shines During Emissions Testing

 The final results are in:  The Advanced Maritime Emission Control System (AMECS) completed its final emissions test in an impressive demonstration of the technology’s ability to remove NOx, SOx, VOCs and PM from ocean-going vessel exhaust.

The October 18, 2013 test was attended by representatives of the California Air Resources Board(CARB), South Coast Air Quality management District (SCAQMD) as well as representatives of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.  The test was conducted on exhaust from the Hapag-Lloyd 2471 TEU container vessel “Lorraine” and occurred at the Metropolitan Stevedoring facilities in Long Beach.

The AMECS system scored impressive performance metrics of:

PM………………………………………………………………………………… 94.5%

NOX (@1.6ppm ammonia slip)…………………………………………. 99 +%

SO2………………………………………………………………………………… 98.5%

VOCs……………………………………………………………………………… 99.5%

Ruben Garcia, president of the Advanced Environmental Group stated: “We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.  The technology is now ready to stand as a cost-effective alternative to shore power.  I would like to thank Metropolitan Stevedoring and Hapag-Lloyd for their deeply-appreciated work with us on this important project.”

The AMECS system has now completed over 1250 hours of on-ship testing.

Fleets using the AMECS technology do not have to modify their ships for use with the AMECS system.  This stands in stark comparison to shore power which requires over $1.5 million in modifications per vessel along with expensive infrastructure upgrades.

The AMECS patented exhaust capture system slips over the existing exhaust ports on the vessel and relays emissions through ductwork to the AMECS system.

Bob Sharp, VP Engineering said “It is gratifying to see these test results.  They represent almost a decade of hard work perfecting the art of efficiently removing harmful pollutants from the air.”

The AMECS team went on to thank AQMD and CARB for their stewardship throughout the development process on AMECS, along with testing companies AKI and Environ for their professionalism and quality work.  The AMECS team also sincerely thanks Hapag-Lloyd for “donating” one of their ships for testing, Metropolitan Stevedoring for hosting the test and Plains for its ongoing support and assistance.

AMECS now enters the production phase.  Those interested in securing systems in the first production run should contact Ruben Garcia at 310-505-9636 or via email at Solutions@advancedemissionscontrol.com.

 

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