Ecospec Global Technology, owner of the CSNOx emissions abatement technology, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Wärtsilä to work together towards their common goal of providing new clean power solutions. 

By combining the joint expertise of the two companies, the carbon footprint of both marine and onshore heavy industries can be significantly reduced through the development of clean power solutions. The aim is to achieve the lowest possible CO2 emissions, near zero SOx emissions – even when using heavy residual fuel, and to attain the capability to meet future NOx emission requirements. 

Under the MOU, Wärtsilä is responsible for integrating the CSNOx system into various engine applications. This includes the engineering, installation, supervision, project management, and commissioning of the system for both newbuildings and retrofits. Ecospec, as the supplier of the CSNOx system, would be responsible for supplying the key components of the system.  

Ecospec CSNOx is said to be the world’s first emissions abatement system capable of removing carbon dioxide emissions from greenhouse gases, while at the same time removing, in a single system and in one process, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and other pollutants, without the use of harmful chemicals. CSNOx says Ecospec is the only practical technology with the ability to remove CO2 from exhaust gases in significant quantities. Its wash water quality surpasses IMO standards, and the neutral discharge water therefore does not result in secondary pollution or problems related to disposal or storage.