Jotun HPS Reduces Carbon Emissions Says Study

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  • a new study reveals vessels using Jotun HPS reported 20% lower carbon intensity in operations
  • vessels known to be sailing with some “low-friction” foul-release silicone coatings claim to offer market-leading performance
  • the Carbon Intensity Index (CII) set to be implemented by IMO in 2023 focuses on the yearly reduction in emissions during operations
  • Jotun’s HPS has a proven track record of long-term reliability

New Jotun study based on European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) data has revealed vessels using Jotun Hull Performance Solutions reported a 20% lower carbon intensity in operations says a press release published on their website.

20% lower carbon intensity

Based on the latest carbon emissions MRV data published by the EU, it can be seen that cargo vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20% lower carbon intensity on average in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020.

Low-friction foul-release silicone coatings

Cross-checked statistics also indicate lower carbon emissions than from vessels known to be sailing with some “low-friction” foul-release silicone coatings that claim to offer market-leading performance. Only coatings applied within the three years preceding the emissions report were considered.

Reduction in emissions

The Carbon Intensity Index (CII) set to be implemented by IMO in 2023 focuses on the yearly reduction in emissions during operations. So vessel owners cannot just rely on the “out-of-dock” effect of hull maintenance. They need a reliable and effective antifouling solution that will perform consistently throughout the service interval.

Record of reliability

Maintaining a cleaner hull with minimal fouling means a vessel has less resistance when sailing through the water. Consequently, less power and fuel are required for the same speed and this directly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released. Jotun’s HPS has a proven track record of long-term reliability and will become more important than ever for vessel owners to gain a competitive advantage

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Source: Jotun

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