IMO News - Spring Issue - 2019

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS WITH HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY ecomanda AG, based in Hünenberg, Switzerland, has developed X‐Fuel Energizer, a unique hypersonic

technology that besides improving combustion on petroleum fuel engines and increase flame temperatures it reduces emissions significantly. Henrique Braun explains the technology… Benefits X‐Fuel Energizer is an innovative and unique ad‐ ditive technology that acts physically on liquid fuel • Improved combustion; molecules to improve the combustion process. The • Reduction on fuel consumption; patented technology consists of a unique liquid chemical solution, composed predominantly of • Lower emissions; propane‐2‐ol. The mixture is then ‘charged’ using a hypersonic frequency before being added to fuels. Tests at a towage vessel from Tschudi Ship Management and at a Caterpillar engine at the test bench of PonPower together with SGS and the When diluted into a fuel at a ratio of 1:5000 ‐ Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, both 1:10,000, X‐Fuel Energizer has a range of effects conducted in 2017, reported a 13,49% decrease in that derive from the ‘charge’ left by the hypersonic marine diesel consumption, a 31,6% reduction in treatment. Firstly, the ultrasonically charged hydrocarbon emissions and a 17,8% fall in molecules aggregate to, and partition, CO2 emissions. agglomerated fuel molecules into smaller particles. It is estimated that X‐Fuel Energizer could save A reduction in fuel consumption is achieved by industrial users of liquid fuels 5‐8% on their fuel these mechanisms, as well as others, although costs, paying back the cost of the additive over an research continues to ascertain which effects are unprecedentedly short period of time. dominant. There is no such fast and highly profitable Return On Investment green solution available in the market today that can bring both economic advantages and green benefits to our environment.

Patent: PCT/EP/2016/060462.

Application in marine engines and generators In engines X‐Fuel Energizer leads to fewer unburned hydrocarbons, reduced particle emissions from diesel engines, better performance at start up and in cold weather, greater dynamic power and longer engine life‐times. This has been confirmed by the numerous independent organizations in the field of vehicle emissions, which showed fuels savings of 8‐17%, a 18‐17% fall in CO2 emissions, a 43‐73% fall in CO emissions, a 36‐65% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions and a 10‐20% decrease in NOx. Safe to use Tests have proven X‐Fuel Energizer to be safe to use. After the addition of X‐Fuel Energizer, commercial fuels continue complying with EU standard regulations for diesel (EN 590), gasoline (EN 228), heavy fuel oil (RMG 380) and marine diesel (DMA). SGS reports stating that X‐Fuel Energizer does not change the fuel parameters can be provided upon request.

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