World’s First Non-Polluting Ferry Sets Sail From Marseille, France

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A ferry boat with technology that filters all the particulate matter from its emissions is now boarding for service around the French coast.

The vessel keeps her passengers and the sea at large healthier thanks to filters that capture 99.9% of sulphur oxide fine particulates, allowing the Côte d’Azur to breathe easier.

If you’ve ever traveled by ferry or cruise around the Mediterranean’s islands, for example Caremar from Naples to Capri, you may have had the unfortunate opportunity to breathe in the black, sulphur oxide-laden smoke coming from the engine.

This contributes to substantial pollution of the sea via the deposition of these fine particulates into the water. La Piana, a ship designed by the French ferry company La Méridionale, has built-in filters modeled on those of ground-based waste incinerators or biomass power plants.

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