Synthetic alternative to HFO announced
Quadrise Fuels International plc has developed a synthetic alternative to Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) for the marine sector. Called bioMSAR, the fuel combines glycerol with water and refinery residues to produce an oil-in-water emulsified HFO. The main advantages over conventional HFO are the reduction of 20-30% of CO2 emissions, as well as less NOx and fewer particulates emissions. According to the company, bioMSAR offers similar CO2 emission reductions as using LNG instead of HFO.
The company is now working with industry partners to test bioMSAR in both diesel engines and combustion applications. A patent has been filed in the UK by Quadrise Fuels together with Nouryon Surface Chemistry AB.