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Black carbon study criticised at IMO

Green groups calling to ban some very low sulphur fuel oil blends got short shrift at the International Maritime Organization last week, as members lined up to criticise claims the blends worsened black carbon pollution

An argument has been put to the IMO that fuel samples used in a recent black carbon study did not represent the very low sulphur fuel oil blends used on the market today. Defenders of the very low sulphur fuel oil blends argue that more data will be needed before rules can be set

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