BSR InnoShip research as one of the answers to the Sulphur Directive

On 13 October 2012 TVP Szczecin discussed the long-term effects of the new 2015 Sulphur Directive to be implemented by the European Union. It has a particular meaning for our region located on the Baltic Sea. Prof. Tadeusz Borkowski gave an explanation on possible ways to reduce sulphur emission and on research being conducted by the consortium of BSR InnoShip. (Polish version)

Tadeusz Borkowski explains the cosequences of the 2015 EU Sulphur Directive

1 January 2015 is the date when the new EU Sulphur Directive is going to come into force. Prof. Tadeusz Borkowski explained its consequences in Gazeta Prawna (Law Daily).

The maximum sulphur content allowed in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel has been 1.0% as summer 2010 and will be lowered to just 0.1% at the beginning of 2015. In practice, this means that ships will have to start using diesel fuels in place of the heavy fuel oil they now use. As Prof. Borkowski explained, the main task of the BSR InnoShip is to look for solutions decreasing sulphur emission and one of them is to reduce speed. 

3rd reporting period certified

The First Level Control in Warsaw certified the expenses and activities in the 3rd reporting period. The project is being implemented as scheduled and in accordance with the Polish law.