All You Need To Know About Biodiesel Fuel Oil Blends (VLSFOs)


Viswa Group in its latest technical updates has released a white paper on Biodiesel Fuel Oil blends (VLSFOs).

Here’s an abstract of the report.

Distribution of commodities 

The shipping industry allows for mass production and transportation of goods and cargo on a global and domestic scale via the distribution of these commodities using ocean-going vessels as a more fuel-efficient and cost-effective method when compared with other modes of distribution. 

Usage of residual fuel

The use of residual fuel as the main fuel in the shipping industry since the 1960s has presented a concern due to emissions of harmful particulate matter (PM), sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) that contributes to greenhouse gases (GHG). 

Need for alternative fuel 

Therefore, there is a push for alternative fuels that can meet the emission standards and regulations set by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) as well as meet the market demands for energy-efficient and lower cost fuels within the shipping industry.

About Biodiesel

The focus of the paper by Viswa R&D is on Biodiesel, namely FAME, and blends with residual fuels for use in the marine industry. The sources, properties and characteristics of Biodiesels are defined and compared to residual fuels. Standardized testing, advantages of using Biodiesel as a blend component and potential biodiesel related fuel problems are discussed. 

To get a full copy of Viswa Group’s white paper on Biodiesel Fuel Oil blends (VLSFOs), please fill the below and submit. 

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Source: Viswa Group



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