Mr. SiGan Peng, President & CEO of CEPT/MarinePro Tech Inc.

Environmental Technologies in Maritime Shipping & Transportation: Implementing the New UN Protocols

Mr. SiGan Peng, President and CEO of CEPT/MarinePro Tech, Inc.

This session begins with an overview of the role of marine transport in greenhouse gas emissions and of other challenges in reducing air pollution in this sector by host and m.c., Professor Richard Dasher (Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center).  Then, guest speaker Mr. S. G. Peng (photo), CEO of CEPT (China Environmental Project Technology, Inc., based in Wuhan, China), describes their new, proprietary system that uses natural seawater (NSW) scrubbing for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) of ship engine emissions.  This system offers an alternative to more expensive and energy-intensive refining of bunker fuels as an approach to implementing the new United Nations Anti- Air Pollution Convention for Shipping.

Founded in 1994, CEPT first developed NSW systems for FGD of coal-fired electric power plants in China.  With the CEPT system in place, the Houshi power plant of Zhangzhou (Fujian Province), a 6 x 600 MW complex, was elected the first “National Environmentally Friendly Engineering” project in China in 2006. Similar systems are now in over 40 power plants in China.  Adapting the technology to marine transport, however, required major redesign to reduce system size and improve efficiency.

In 2009, Mr. Peng created the California company, Marine ProTech, to commercialize the new NSW FGD system for the worldwide shipping industry.  Their marine systems have been implemented in successful field trials on cargo ships and are currently undergoing final adjustments for commercial use.

Immediately following the session, we’ll have a short-networking reception from 5:30 – 6:15PM.

This is the sixth session in the US-Asia Technology Management Center’s autumn quarter weekly series on “Green Technologies in Transportation: Recent Developments from Asia.”

Presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center in Stanford’s School of Engineering, with additional series support from SunBridge Partners. The US-ATMC recognizes special support for this session by Nixon Peabody LLP.

Stanford University * Gates Building, Room B1 Hewlett Packard Auditorium
Thursday, November 8, 2012
4:15PM ~ 5:30PM