|The past few weeks have seen a lot of headlines decrying one Sulphur compliance solution over another. The challenge with the rhetoric is that it is patently commercially based. Those who have opted for scrubbers are defending their choice; those who chose to move forward with compliant fuels decry the use of scrubbers as being environmentally unsound or economically unfeasible.
Clearly our industry is searching for solutions, and clearly much has been invested in this quest. What is less clear is whether the arguments defending the positions are based on independent science and economics or are merely substantiating commercial decisions.
I am taking the gloves off here: could someone provide INDEPENDENT research on the environmental impacts of scrubber versus compliant fuel and the economic impacts of both? And I’m looking for truly independent analysis, not research funded by one adherent or another (I guess my skepticism stems from the abuses in the pharmaceutical industry).
Given the upcoming holiday in the United States, I would be truly thankful!