SulNOx signs two-year research project with University of Cambridge


SulNOx Fuel Fusions, a leading global producer and supplier of fuel emulsion technology, and the University of Cambridge’s Department for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) have agreed a two-year research project to determine detailed scientific knowledge of SulNOxEco Fuels – a proven fuel emulsion that considerably reduces harmful emissions and fuel consumption.

The two-year partnership represents the next exciting landmark for SulNOx. Utilising unique fuel emulsification technologies, the company supports all users of hydrocarbon fuels (fossil and synthetic) in reducing pollution from exhaust emissions, with the company’s immediate focus on the international shipping, mining, rail and power generation sectors.

When combined with standard fuels and water, SulNOxEco Fuels technology works by lowering flame temperatures in combustion engines to significantly aid the fuel to burn more efficiently, thereby drastically cutting PM by over 90% and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by over 60%, while achieving up to an 8% improvement in energy efficiency. 

Stephen Bamford, chairman, SulNOx Fuel Fusions, commented, “SulNOxEco Fuels qualities are well known, presenting quantifiable savings of fuel and fuel costs as well as significantly reducing harmful emissions, including carbon, NOx and PM. In order to scientifically determine the technology behind our solutions, we are delighted to team up with CEB and their world-leading scientists. With their scientific acumen, we will be able to better quantify the processes behind SulNOxEco Fuels’ remarkable results, with the potential to develop the product’s impact even further.”

Professor Nigel Slater, head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, CEB, added, “While the practical results of SulNOxEco Fuels technologies are readily provable and well documented, there is a lack of fundamental scientific data to explain how the technology works to support results in the field. CEB aims to provide that detailed and fundamental scientific knowledge.

“The project will study closely the factors that provide such improved efficiency and reduced emissions, resulting from the successful and stable emulsification of water with hydrocarbon fuels. By fully understanding the science, further improvements may be possible.

“The company has already deployed its technology in various parts of the world and has provided many practical demonstrable results, so we are excited to see how much further we may be able to take this ground-breaking technology.”

August 27, 2015

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