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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
NGOs had sought an immediate ban to protect the environment, but Russia opposed it on economic grounds
The subcommittee will discuss black carbon and updating the 2015 guidelines on scrubber water discharge during the week
The assumptions behind very low sulphur fuel oils are flawed, according to letters sent by industry bodies to advocates of a VLSFO fuel ban
BIMCO warns a ban would severely undermine sulphur cap compliance. Elsewhere, the ICS says the NGOs pushing for the ban have misinterpreted a study that links VLSFO blends to black carbon emissions
A new study suggests VLSFO blends lead to higher black carbon emissions, which has prompted a proposal to ban the fuel
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