New Scania marine engine reduces emissions by up to 90%

Swedish engine manufacturer Scania has launched its 13-litre DI13M IMO Tier III compliant marine engine.

The engine is capable of running entirely on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel resulting in emissions of carbon dioxide being reduced by up to 90%. Additionally, IMO Tier III requires emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) to be cut by more than 70%.

The DI13M range utilises selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to help achieve its low emissions. The technology is developed by Scania in-house and ensures minimum emissions of NOx. AdBlue, a urea-based solution, is injected into the exhaust system to convert toxic nitrogen oxides into water and harmless nitrogen gas.

“When used for propulsion, the engine continues our industry-leading tradition of delivering optimum fuel efficiency without compromising performance,” said David Bamber, general manager, Scania Engines.

The engine is available in a selection of power output steps from 257kW (350hp) to 405kW (550hp).

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