Dutch scrubber manufacturer Value Maritime intends to accelerate the installation of clean exhaust filters on ships and has teamed with Yard Energy, a private investor in onshore wind and clean energy projects. Yard Energy will assist Value Maritime in speeding up growth, with capital and specialist knowledge in financing sustainable capital goods.
Value Maritime‘s patented Filtree System reduces SOx and PM emissions and by reference to a Netherlands government calculation (www.co2emissiefactoren.nl) that gives HFO a lower carbon footprint than alternative fuels also cuts CO2 emissions from ships. The plug-and-play Filtree System also helps to reduce acidification of the seawater. With the new collaboration, Value Maritime and Yard Energy work on cleaner air and water, using sustainable technology and smart financing.
The exhaust filters help ship builders and ship owners to comply with international emission guidelines. To make this investment feasible for all shipping parties, Value Maritime offers fully financed filter installations. Shipowners can buy, lease, or pay for the Filtree System based on the fuel costs they save thanks to the system.
“With the additional financing and experience that Yard Energy brings, we can offer our new patented filter technology Filtree fully financed turnkey to our customers. Just like you order solar panels for your roof at home,” said Maarten Lodewijks, co-founder of Value Maritime. “With our Filtree System we contribute to cleaner air and sea and we generate fuel savings for the customer from day one.”
“Yard Energy believes in sustainable and innovative technologies,” said CEO Lex Roukens. “In addition to our onshore wind related activities, we invest in companies and projects that accelerate sustainability, such as our investment in Value Maritime and the advanced Filtree System.”