Lloyd’s Register to assess efficacy of SulNOxEco Fuels

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) the classification society, in a recent press release declared that they had signed an MOU with SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc to oversee commercial development and commercial deployment of their eco-fuel emulsion technology.

The contract will require LR to assess SulNOxEco Fuels and to verify its operational suitability for users and provide recommendations to secure optimum fuel and environmental savings.  In order to ensure the widespread use of the new technology, LR proposes to conduct sea trials on vessels from well-known shipping lines where SulNOx’s technology will be used.  Certification and accreditation from LR would result in wider acceptance, foster confidence in the shipping industry concerning SulNOxEco Fuels.

The underlying technology used in SulNOxEco Fuels is to homogenise any standard fuel and water.  This results in reduced exhaust emission and pollutants plus assured fuel economy.  Their system supports all users of hydrocarbon fuels by reducing production of Particulate Matter(PM) by up to 90%; this results in increasing energy efficiency by upto 8% due to reduced fuel usage.  Their system works at lowering the maximum flame temperatures in combustion engines which again results in 60% reduction in NOx emission.

Chairman of SulNOx, Stephen Bamford is quoted to have said: “SulNOxEco Fuels qualities are well known, presenting quantifiable savings of fuel and fuel costs as well as significantly reducing harmful emissions, including smoke and soot (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).  With the global reach of Lloyd’s Register, we will be able to ensure, through robust testing, the highest standards of assurance.”

Tim Wilson from LR is quoted to have said: “Our principal role is to verify performance.  The results SulNOx have already achieved through practical applications of its technology are extremely encouraging but, as with any new solution to market, technical and operational performance must be assured to help the market make the best, informed, decisions.  This is particularly true of the shipping industry where ship owners and operators are cautious or in some cases skeptical of the performance of new and unfamiliar eco-efficiency technologies.”

Source: ShipInsight

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