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Nineteen custom-designed diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) now operational on Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) cranes and other equipment will help further reduce diesel emissions at the port.

JAXPORT Cleaner Air Initiative Fully Operational

Nineteen custom-designed diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) now operational on Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) cranes and other equipment will help further reduce diesel emissions at the port. The voluntary project was funded through a grant program; installation was completed during 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 percent 
  • Reduce carbon monoxide by 30 percent 
  • Reduce hydrocarbons by 50 percent 
"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 such as 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.
 

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