According to a report released by Inodesia's Bureau of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi dan Geofisika / BMKG), in 2009, carbon emissions rose sharply as much as 10ppm to 382ppm (parts per million) from 372ppm.
These figures are alarming. The reason is, when matched with the figures released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the rate of growth of global carbon emissions per year in 2009 only equal to 1.61 ppm.
Increasing population, economic growth and the absence of significant anticipatory measures, carbon emissions in this country will continue to rise. At this growth rate, Indonesia would not be able to fulfill his promise to the United Nations to reduce carbon emissions by 26% in 2020.
Ecospec Global Technology, a Singapore-based technology and research company try to offer solutions. Through a new system that is named CSNOx, Ecospec managed to deliver a system that can efficiently remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from exhaust.
For information, SO2 and NOx emissions are contained in large vessels, power plants, factories and industrial processing. The technique used by Ecospec can also press the carbon dioxide (CO2) in large numbers simultaneously.
"This technology is important for terrestrial and marine industry globally," said Chew Hwee Hong, Founder and Managing Director Ecospec, in his statement, 29 September 2010. "This technology can eliminate the harmful emissions in a single process and can be installed in all types of ships," he said.
The system is named CSNOx using water as medium. Not only reducing gas emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, a process that is ran by CSNOx achieved without the need for chemicals or additives materials, and do not result in acidification of the sea, or produces by-products that need to be stored and disposed.