What Sulnox will do is promote, free of charge to QFI, the environmental benefits of a nano particle emulsion fuel to a much wider currently doubting audience... ...Ready for the professionals to step in!
J-P-M, That's the way I see it. Hope you don't mind but I copied your earlier post onto ADVFN regarding the QFI website change of wording. Walter, My thoughts about Sulnox. Nothing to worry about IMO, could have some benefits in smaller engine use for environmental reasons but basically not in the same category as QFI’s MSAR. Sounds more like a water in fuel emulsion, much the same as the remaining Emulsion fuels on the market appear to be. Listen to this BBC report about the fuel and it soon shows the disadvantages it has compared to MSAR fuel, like cost due to fuel compromising 85/12.5/2.5% ratios of Diesel/Water/Emulsifiers etc. Note when cost was mentioned the subject was soon changed to the environmental advantages which MSAR has too remember. Could go on but have a look at the website and make your own mind up. http://sulnox.net/2014/09/listen-bbc-radio-sussex-report-on-sulnox-demonstration-at-london-bus-museum/
Thanks for information so quickly supplied.
Hi Walter28 Sulnox are most definitely NOT a competitior to MSAR/MSAR2, they take existing fuels like HFO which contain distillates and from that they creat an emulsion fuel. This technology has been around for a long time and several companies have come and gone trying to break into the same market. They cannot produce a marine fuel which will be able to compete with MSAR2 on price since as you will be aware MSAR2 has no added distillates which is where the huge savings are made by the refiner and customer with QFI sitting nicely in the middle taking our cut. In short they will potentially have the london buses but no chance of getting anywhere near the commercial marine bunker market.
I've not posted or read anything on this board for over a month so if this subject has been discussed before, I apologise for raising matters already dealt with. Can anybody shed information on the South African outfit SulNOx Fuel Fusions plc? I know they have research facilities in the UK and several offices around the world. I gather they; like Quadrise are involved with the development and manufacture of eco friendly fuel oils having gained Boris Johnsons attention by demonstrating their "cleaner and cheaper" fuel in an old Routmaster bus. They are also sponsoring and supplying the fuel for Alan Priddy's around the world challenge next year which will give them huge publicity as he already has over 30 world records under his belt and is seeking to knock a whole ten days of the current record for a powered vessel. Knowing many contributors to this board have detailed fuel oil experience I wonder if someone could tell us if they are serious and direct competitors because if they are they seem to be moving very fast in their attempt to capture a significant share of a £36billion market. I look forward to reading any information people may have.
The changes to the QFI website from 'Pemex' to 'Americas' is I believe defacto confirmation that the Ecopetrol analysis was successful in converting their samples to MSAR, the following comment confirms this as the original referred only to a single Pemex refinery being sampled...'Various refinery residue samples have also been successfully converted to MSAR® in Europe.'....the original says....'Scoping studies have been completed by Quadrise on a major PEMEX refinery to demonstrate the benefits of MSAR® implementation. In addition, the detailed requirements for a commercial trial have been established. PEMEX refinery residue samples have also been successfully converted to MSAR® in Sweden'.....Why have they changed the website? It can only be as a result of new and uptodate info being available, I would expect a full explanayion in the forthcoming annual report :)
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