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​NTU and SMI launch S$15m research centre to develop sustainable energy and maritime solutions​

Published on: 06-Nov-2017


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) launched a S$15 million research centre to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for Singapore’s maritime industry.

The new Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence will focus on future port and shipping applications in three key areas – energy management, emissions management, and sustainable maritime operations.

The centre will work on joint projects to develop innovations to reduce harmful ship emissions and to help shipping companies comply with anticipated changes in international regulations in the maritime industry.

For example, a novel scrubber that could reduce both the amount of sulphur oxide as well as nitrogen oxide in ship emissions, will help shipping companies comply with new standards.

To be operational by the end of this year, the centre will work closely with companies to ensure the research and technologies meet industry requirements.

The centre will be led by NTU Associate Professor Jasmine Lam Siu Lee together with her co-leads Professor Chan Siew Hwa and Mr Koh Eng Kiong.

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