FuelSave applies for Cargill CO2 challenge
FuelSave, the Germany-based manufacturer of the fuel saving additive FS Marine+, has applied to become a partner of the CO2 Challenge to improve its environmental credibility.
Marc Sima, FuelSave co-founder and president, said that as shipping looks at solutions capable of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2050, the CO2 Challenge is the optimum platform from which to launch new technology, get innovations to market and scale up production.
“We officially launched FS Marine+ at the beginning of the year, following successful field and laboratory tests, specifically to address the emissions challenge the marine industry faces,” said Heino Eckerich, technical director, FuelSave.
Tests have confirmed that FS Marine+ can reduce fuel consumption and consequently carbon emissions, from any marine diesel engine by 10% (net).
The system can also reduce NOx emissions between 30-80% and particulate matter by 30-40% and cleans up the combustion process for visibly less soot and reduced engine wear and tear.
The CO2 Challenge was set up by US conglomerate Cargill, entrepreneurial cooperative group Rainmaking and classification society DNV GL.
It aims to partner with start-ups and technology companies with systems capable of reducing a vessel’s CO2 emissions in line with international climate strategies and targets. Since the initiative was launched in June 2018, it has received some 70 applicants from 20 different countries.
The deadline for submissions to the CO2 Challenge has now passed and the partners are now in the process of reviewing submissions and interviewing applicants.
Technical applications include submissions for wind propulsion technologies, engine optimisation systems, digital solutions, and hull optimisation concepts, such as air lubrication.
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