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Maritime Propulsion

April 11, 2014

Fuel Additive Aims for Energy Savings, Reduced Pollution

  • Photo: Nano Fossil Fuels Technology
  • Photo: Nano Fossil Fuels Technology
  • Photo: Nano Fossil Fuels Technology
  • Photo: Nano Fossil Fuels Technology

Nano Fossil Fuels Technology, LLC (NFFT) offers a fuel additive that reportedly reduces pollution while providing energy savings. Managing Director Ernie Gisler calls it “the true green alternative to alternative fuel.”

As NFFT points out, fuel challenges are plagued throughout the shipping industry, and many shipping lines and suppliers are examining options to meet existing and future pollution regulations, part of MARPOL, which sets limits on NOx and SOx emissions.

Increased regulations on the shipping industry's pollution output coupled with a degrading supply of Bunker C fuel caused the shipping industry to limit its shipping abilities. Despite the availability of high-tech designed ships and state-of-the-art engine rooms, the shipping industry has not overcome the supply of inferior fuel, NFFT asserts. Numerous chemical and mechanical solutions attempted to resolve this problem without success, while NFFT said its product has been proven in laboratory and field tests to reduce pollution, improve fuel efficiency, reduce ash sediment while reducing overall costs.

Founded in 1990 Nano Fossil Fuel Technologies and Pollution Solutions, Inc. was established for two reasons. First, the company wanted to help people reduce their pollution output; and second, it wanted to help reduce dependence on foreign oil.  The end product enables NFFT to meet both of these goals.

After years of testing and proving the product’s viability in petroleum-based and coal fuels, the company reports the product helps reduce pollution output by more than 90 percent and improve fuel efficiency between 13-22 percent. Additionally, many NFFT customers are able to use equipment which the EPA had restricted before the use of our product.

Per Gisler, his company’s fossil fuel technology has helped coal burning power plants, bunker C burning marine vessels, all grades of diesel engines, plants using heating oil, along with gasoline engines burn cleaner and with more power.  “The added benefit of using our product is that it adds lubricity to the fuel which helps reduce the wear on the moving parts inside an engine.  Also, this benefit has helped reduce the maintenance costs for fleets.”

Mr. Gisler adds, “Getting quality marine residual fuel from a barrel of crude oil is becoming more and more of a fairy tale as the refining process is improving. Not to mention the myriad other problems that come along with the leftovers of refined fuel. On top of all of that, the government is making it harder and more expensive to operate a ship by imposing new regulations on air quality and waste removal. With increasingly stringent restrictions on air quality and demand for higher quality fuel continually rising, the need for a solution is glaringly obvious.”

Nano Fossil Fuels Technology has a solution for these emission problems: the Nano Fuels Combustion Catalyst. When added to Bunker fuels the catalyst reduces the viscosity of the fuel permitting more efficient burning. According to NFFT, this results in two benefits: reduced smoke emissions by up to 75%, and reduced fuel consumption by almost 13%.

The product helps fuel gain BTUs more quickly and burn hotter, its manufacturer said, meaning greater power from less fuel. This same product reduces emissions by over 90%, getting past even the most stringent government regulations and eliminating the need for costly mechanical cleaners. The cleaner burning fuel also means fewer fees for waste disposal of when you return to port. By removing pollutants at the source, equipment will operate cleaner and reduce the need to repair or replace them as often.

The additive is added to the fuel tank and begins chemically breaking down the hydrocarbon chains in fuel, changing the viscosity. Think of a log being cut down into many smaller kindling pieces, without the need for costly mechanical equipment to do it physically. This makes them burn more quickly and more clean, leaving less of the “garbage” of unburned and partially burned fuel, while achieving higher BTUs.

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