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Sensia Solutions and Fundación Valenciaport will facilitate the decarbonization of ports through the PERSEO project

Valencia, 27 May 2022. – Yesterday was held in Madrid the kick-off meeting of the PERSEO project (Providing Ship Emission Measurements in Real Time During Ship Operations at Ports), an initiative co-financed by the Ports 4.0 Fund, in which the technology company Sensia Solutions and Fundación Valenciaport participate as partners, and whose objective is to efficiently monitor emissions in ports.

PERSEO, which has a total budget of €1,138,000, pursues the total decarbonization of the 46 ports of general interest of the Spanish port system through specialized services that allow to know the amount and type of emissions made by each of the transport elements of a port facility. For this purpose, a specific solution is used based on a high precision measuring instrument based on 5 high sensitivity cameras, each one optimized in the detection and quantification of a type of gas (CO2, HC, SOx and NOx) or the quantification of the opacity of the plume coming from the combustion of ships, vehicles, machinery or other types of combustion.

These inspections and measurement campaigns will make it possible to identify the most polluting elements in the ports, incorporating these measures in a complete inventory of emissions.

Thanks to this system, Port Authorities, Maritime Authorities, shipping companies and other port logistics agents will be able to supervise, monitor and catalogue the emissions produced in a given port, establishing annual reduction targets with the ultimate aim of achieving the total decarbonization of the area.

During the development of the project, which will end in October 2024, it is planned that emissions measurement campaigns will be carried out in the three ports managed by the Port Authority of Valencia, with the support of the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy, Baleària, Saggas and other agents of the port community.

The kick-off meeting of the project was attended by representatives of Fundación Valenciaport and Sensia Solutions as well as the Head of Innovation at Puertos del Estado and Head of the “Puertos 4.0” Capital Fund, José Llorca, and the Head of the Innovation Project Monitoring Area of Puertos del Estado, Enrique Tortosa.

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