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THE INVESTOR
November 21, 2019
Big Reunion

Economy

S. Korea to power public ships with clean energy

  • PUBLISHED :October 28, 2019 - 13:34
  • UPDATED :October 28, 2019 - 13:34
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South Korea’s Ocean Ministry said Oct. 28 it will gradually replace 140 government ships with those utilizing clean energy sources by 2030 to meet tighter regulations.

“The project will help Korea to reduce fine dust, greenhouse gas and air pollution, and contribute in developing technologies in the field of the environment-friendly ship industry,” the ministry said in a statement.


The move comes in line with Korea’s new law, which will go into effect next year and obligates public organizations to adopt ships running on cleaner energy sources such as liquefied natural gas by 2030.

The International Maritime Organization also ordered ships to reduce the amount of sulfur in their fuel starting next year.

Ships that weigh 200 tons or more will be powered by LNG, while other smaller vessels will harness electricity and hybrid engines.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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