Low Cost Fuel Oil Alternative: Development on Track

By George Backwell at January 26, 2013 05:36
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A new low-cost alternative to heavy fuel oil recently came successfully through further tests on the 2-stroke marine diesel engine of a Maersk Line container ship, an engine fairly typical of a type to be found on modern ships.  The tests were carried out in late 2012 by A.P.Møller-Mærsk and a leading marine engine manufacturer. Maersk Triple-E Class Container Ship: Image credit Maersk Line On the back of this test, innovators Quadrise anticipate that commercial volumes of their Marine MSAR®2 bunker oil will be produced progressively from mid-2013, with a full commercial roll-out the following year.Quadrise was formed in the 1990’s by a group of former BP specialists who developed new technology to produce MSAR® (MulPphase Superfine Atomised Residue), from a variety of heavy hydrocarbons with superior combustion characteristics. In 2004 a long term alliance agreement was established with AkzoNobel, a world leader in surface chemistry.MSAR® Fuel Techn... [More]

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