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Quadrise highlights positive test results of bioMSAR™ fuel on Wärtsilä diesel engine

02 Sep 2021

Quadrise Fuels International plc, the supplier of MSAR® and bioMSAR™ emulsion technology and fuels, on Wednesday (1 September) published test results of its bioMSAR™ fuel while operating on a medium speed 4-stroke Wärtsilä diesel engine at the VTT facility in Finland.

The MSAR® and bioMSAR™ fuel products are low-cost, cleaner alternatives to heavy fuel oil and biofuels, claims the company.

The bioMSAR™ test utilised 5 tons of bioMSAR™ manufactured at the Quadrise Research Facility, formulated with the intention of achieving a 20% CO2 reduction and the results presented are in comparison to diesel at 75% load, which is a typical operating regime for a marine 4-stroke diesel (testing range of 50% to 90% load).

The bioMSAR™ test highlights are as follows:

  • Engine efficiency was higher (up to 7%) than with marine diesel, increasing with engine load.
  •  Average calculated CO2 emissions were 26% lower than diesel on a life-cycle (“well-to-wake”) basis, due to a combination of the 40% renewable glycerine content of bioMSAR™ and the higher engine efficiency.
  • NOx emissions were lower than for prior HFO and MSAR® tests, and comparable to diesel, with further NOx optimisation possible.
  • Smoke and particulate levels were very low, as were unburned hydrocarbons emissions, due to efficient fuel combustion.
  • The existing diesel engine fuel pumps and injectors worked well with bioMSAR™.

Further test results of bioMSAR™ are available at:  https://www.quadrisefuels.com/biomsar/references/

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Photo credit: VTT
Published: 2 September, 2021

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