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Sulfur cap survey documents significant reductions

Sulfur content in the air above Denmark and Danish waters has been cut in half since 2014, according to new data. Major effects from shipping's new sulfur regulations were registered last year.

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New sulfur requirements for marine fuel have significantly reduced the sulfur content in the air above Denmark and Danish waters, according to data from the Danish Centre for Environment and Energy at Aarhus University (DCE).

The sulfur content in the air has been cut in half for all three Danish measuring stations compared to 2014. As early as last year, major effects were registered following the new sulfur requirements in shipping, implemented on January 1, 2015. And the effect continues.

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