Oslo-based TECO 2030 has launched a next-generation marine emission reduction system – the TECO 2030 Future Funnel developed to comply with existing and future stricter regulations in the marine industry.
“TECO 2030 Future Funnel is a unique concept of next generation marine emission reduction system. The system will be ready for future regulations, and in line with the initial IMO Greenhouse Gas (GHG) strategy. The Future Funnel will allow ships to reduce SOx, NOx, black carbon and particulate matter emissions. In addition, the system will be equipped with carbon capture and storage capabilities. The unique Future Funnel solution can provide shipowners with “Ultra Low Emission Vessel” notation. Since more than 40% of the fuel mix in 2050 is expected to be fossil fuels, the Future Funnel will be a significant contributor to the IMO GHG goals,” said Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030.
The concept builds on the first generation TECO 2030 Future Funnel with additional developments. Integration of the additional emission reduction modules will start in early 2021. The system is being developed in close collaboration with TECO 2030’s long-term partner AVL in Austria.
“This will be the most comprehensive emission reduction system for shipowners looking towards future proofing their vessel operations on fossil fuel. The concept enables shipowners to receive Ultra Low Emission Vessel (ULEV) and Low Emission Vessel (LEV) class notation even when running on high sulphur fuel oil. This technology will also be an add-on to vessels that already have installed exhaust gas cleaning systems,” said TECO 2030’s Chief Development Officer, Shyam Thapa.