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There is no longer necessary to state a ships traffic with urea consumption when applying for operating support to urea.
Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. It shortens people’s lifespan and contributes to serious illnesses.
The NOx Fund is pleased to announce that our support rates are increased to trigger implementation of more NOx reducing measures.
For SCR systems on ships where the NOx Fund has granted support, the NOx Fund has imposed requirements for independent measurement of NOx emissions every fifth year.
The NOx Fund experiences that not all enterprises are aware of the change in standard factors for engines, and would like to point this out to the enterprises that uses standard values by calculation and reporting of NOx emissions.
The maximum support limit for SCR system increases from 60 % to 80 % of the investment costs. Increased support applies for all new applications and for applications that have been granted support, but where support is not yet paid out.
The Norwegian government wishes to begin negotiation regarding continuation of the Environmental Agreement on NOx after 2017. This is stated in the government’s new maritime strategy. The first step towards a new agreement has then been taken.
Norway's NOx emissions has dropped by 5,4 per cent in 2014, which means that Norway has met its commitments by a wide margin in regards to the Gothenburg Protocol. Norway's NOx emissions are 8 000 tonnes below the commitment of 156 000 tonnes.
Elkem has decided to invest in a technology upgrade of Oven 3 in the Elkem Salten plant. The NOx Fund has pledged to support this NOx-reducing measure. Estimated NOx reduction following the implementation of the measure is 425 tonnes NOx.
A desired continuation of the Environmental Agreement on NOx 2011-2017 is petitioned in a letter from NHO represented by the Executive Director for Industrial Affairs, Petter Haas Brubakk, to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The letter requests negotiations towards an extended Environmental Agreement on NOx beyond 2017.
The Minister of Climate and Environment, Tine Sundtoft, thanked the NOx Fund for its work towards reducing emissions
Affiliated companies must report NOx emissions each quarter per vessel and rig. The reporting of NOx emissions to the Fund is based per object (vessel, rig etc.). It is the company's own responsibility to register these objects through the NOx Fund's web portal (potentially through a Norwegian agent).