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JAXPORT cleaner air initiative fully operational
October 14, 2013
Nineteen custom-designed diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) are now operational on JAXPORT cranes and other equipment and will help further reduce diesel emissions at the port. The voluntary project was funded through a grant program and the installation work completed over a three-month period at the Talleyrand and Blount Island Marine Terminals.
The DOCs are built to require little-to-no maintenance and designed to:
- reduce diesel emissions by 10 tons per year
- reduce particulate matter by 20%
- reduce carbon monoxide by 30%
- reduce hydrocarbons by 50%
“While we have long been in compliance with all clean air requirements, we are committed to continually doing better as this project illustrates,” said JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor. “Integrating green port initiatives is an important part of our strategic growth plan, along with collaborating with regional and industry environmental groups and taking full advantage of cleaner air initiatives like the DOCs grant program.”
The project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.