CSSC Power Research Institute, an institute under CSSC Power Group, recently successfully carried out a pure biofuel (BD100 biodiesel) test on a 520mm low-speed marine test engine (RTX8), according to China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on Monday (19 September).
CSSC Power Group is a subsidiary of CSSC. The test was led by the CSSC Power Research Institute while China Classification Society participated in the entire task.
The biofuel used in the test, BD100 biodiesel, is made entirely from waste cooking oil through a transesterification process with extremely low sulphur content.
Compared with traditional heavy fuel oil, the carbon emissions of the whole life cycle of the biofuel are greatly reduced, sulphur oxides (SOx) are reduced by more than 98% and black carbon (BC) emissions are reduced by more than 50%.
In the field of ocean-going ships, CSSC said high-power marine low-speed engines suitable for carbon-free fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen are still under development.
“It will take some time before the technology is mature and the supply facilities are ready. Biofuels are currently one of the few in the world that can be one of the options for shipowners and operators to achieve zero-carbon operations really quickly,” it said.
CSSC’s efforts to promote the application of biofuels in the field of low-speed marine engines provide more options for the shipping industry to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions and China to achieve the country’s ‘dual carbon’ goal, said the firm.
Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Published: 20 September, 2022
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