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Don't let new bunker regulations leave you high and dry!

Alok Sharma, Inatech, UK

Alok Sharma is a Master Mariner and Head of Global Sales of Inatech.Ship owners have been through stormy water of late – and things could get a lot choppier out there thanks to a global push to clean up fuel.

While Europe and the US have been controlling emissions in their coastal waters for the past decade, the International Maritime Organization is about to extend regulation to cover the entire world. The new rules will mean around 2-2.5 million bpd of high-sulfur oil converting to low sulfur. That’s a big shift, it equates to almost 180 million tpy – 70% of the fuel used by the shipping industry – switching from 3.5% sulfur to below 0.5%. Compliance is likely to cost the shipping industry US$60 Billion, according to consultants at Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

Ship owners have three options to respond:

  • Keep buying sulfur fuel but invest in mini refineries, or scrubbers, to clean it up.
  • Buy new ultra-low sulfur fuels with less than 0.5% sulfur.
  • Switch to better quality and more expensive...
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Advance Green Energy & Sierra Leone Explore Government Mandate

AGE CEO PM Barbee with Deputy Ambassador to the United States of America Republic of Sierra Leone.June 11th: Washington, DC (AGE) Advance Green Energy, Inc. CEO PM Barbee met with the Hon. Alimamy Coulson Turay, Deputy Ambassador to the United States of America for the Republic of Sierra Leone to discuss Advance Green Energy Products and pollution problems plaguing Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone ranks 34th in diesel fuel consumption. FUTT 13™ reduces black smoke and pollution in diesel engines.

Mr. Barbee discussed the possibility of a government mandate to curb the pollution associated with burning diesel fuel. Sierra Leone utilizes two refineries before it’s distributed for consumption. FUTT13™ would be blended with the diesel fuel at these two refineries. The government would institute a surtax at the pump to offset the cost of FUTT13™.

The meeting went well and both parties agreed to progress to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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The Director of the E.P.A. of Sierra Leone Welcomes AGE Advance Green Energy’s Senior Vice President & International Strategist

Mr. Syl-Brains of Sierra Leone's EPA welcomes AGE International Strategist Mr. Shahid Iqbal.Brooksville, Florida (AGE) Advance Green Energy, Inc. announces that AGE's Senior Vice President and International Strategist, Mr. Shahid Iqbal, was welcomed by the Director of Sierra Leone's EPA, Mr. Syl-Brains Kamara.

Mr. Kamara took plenty of time to explain to Mr. Iqbal that recently the government and the EPA began cracking down on the violators of black smoke in their country. Violators now face a $5,000 to $10,000 fine in US dollars. The new EPA standards align well with the FUTT™ products by AGE.

Map of the western part of AfricaMr. Iqbal later toured the Goderich community, a gated community built in 2011 where the President of Sierra Leone has a residence. He visited the large generator used to supply all the electricity to the six apartment blocks currently being occupied by residents of Freetown. Mr. Iqbal discussed the benefits of FUTT-13™ with the general manager. Goderich is an affluent neighborhood in the west end of Freetown, Sierra Leoone's...

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