Quadrise BioMSAR Emulsion Fuel Moves to Next Phase of Testing

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Friday March 3, 2023

Emulsion fuels firm Quadrise is moving its bioMSAR product onto the next phase of testing after successfully completing tests with engineering firm Wärtsilä.

Quadrise carried out optical combustion and engine wear tests with Wärtsilä, finding that its bioMSAR product has similar injection and combustion properties to its MSAR fuel, it said in an emailed statement on Friday.

Quadrise uses its MSAR technology to emulsify bunker fuels with water, producing a fuel with lower emissions by mass. The bioMSAR process works on a similar principle, but with bio-feedstocks added to deliver further GHG savings.

Last year Quadrise agreed to set up proof-of-concept tests of its MSAR and bioMSAR fuels with container line MSC.

"The Company is pleased to confirm that, as a result of these test results, bioMSAR can proceed to the next phase of assessment, with hazard identification and operability studies now scheduled ahead of commercial vessel testing on the MSC Leandra and further announcements will be made, as appropriate, in due course," the company said in the statement.

Update: March 29, 2023 -- Quadrise has highlighted to Ship & Bunker that following the results of the test, Wärtsilä has made no formal endorsement of its product and any such endorsement would only be provided following the completion and positive outcome of additional studies and tests scheduled.