Emulsion bunker producer Quadrise Fuels International plc (QFI) on Tuesday (15 December) launched a new sustainable fuel product “bioMSAR®”- a synthetic alternative to heavy fuel oil (HFO).
The product is an outcome of the company’s successful research, development and innovation activities carried out throughout 2020.
Quadrise shared the following bioMSAR® fuel highlights:
Having completed successful laboratory and pilot-scale testing of bioMSAR® Quadrise said it is now working with industry partners to test bioMSAR® in both diesel engine and combustion applications.
Whilst remaining subject to subsequent larger scale studies, the company considers that bioMSAR® has the ability to fundamentally enhance the environmental and sustainability credentials of MSAR® and, in time, to increase the market opportunity for Quadrise.
“The development and launch of bioMSAR® is a real success story for the company. Having planned a roadmap for a sustainable fuel product earlier in the year, the innovative Quadrise team has made outstanding progress in bringing our glycerol-based biofuel from concept to market in such a short time, including the filing of a new joint patent application with Nouryon,” said Jason Miles, Chief Executive Officer.
“Our original target for bioMSAR® was a 10-20% reduction in CO2 compared with heavy fuel oil, however 20-30% has been achieved already which compares favourably with LNG, albeit at a much lower cost for conversion.
The inherent stability of our water-based fuel technology lends itself well to future biofuel applications to provide a simple and sustainable pathway to decarbonisation.”
Photo credit: Quadrise Fuels International
Published: 16 December, 2020
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