Monday, September 16, 2019

Vegetable Oil News

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Volvo Penta Rolls Out IMO Tier III Concept

Volvo Penta’s new IMO Tier III concept was revealed for the marine sector at the Nor-Shipping international exhibition and conference in Norway, ahead of further regulations coming into force in Europe. Volvo Penta is launching a new engine and aftertreatment concept to comply with the forthcoming implementation of IMO Tier III standards, enabling a global solution for commercial marine operators. The solution is based on both the company’s own experience along with expertise from the Volvo Group in leading selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology…

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New EU Spec Opens Doors for Shell GTL Fuel

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) announced that the EN15940 standard for paraffinic diesel fuels, such as Shell Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) Fuel, was ratified on 15 April 2016. Shell was involved in the nine year consultation process having first proposed the creation of a specification in 2007, before the largest GTL facility, Pearl GTL, came on stream in Qatar. EN15940 will now create a standardized platform for markets to develop around paraffinic fuels. These 100%…

Oskar Levander

Rolls-Royce VP Shares His Views on Alternative Fuels

Experts predict the internal combustion engine will not lose its dominant position any time soon, but developing engines to meet ever tighter emission limits is costly. So what role are alternative fuels likely to play in the future? Oskar Levander, VP Innovation, Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce Marine shares his views. Although nobody can predict how long our oil reserves will last, we can forecast with certainty that demand for it, and with it the price, will continue to stay high. For vessel operators fuel now makes up an increasing proportion of costs.

MAN Propulsion System for New GEFO Tanker

MAN Diesel & Turbo has supplied a complete propulsion system comprising a 7L32/44CR engine, Renk gears and an Alpha adjustable CP propeller for an ultra-modern chemicals tanker operated by GEFO Gesellschaft für Öltransporte mbH. For MAN Diesel & Turbo, the order represents a breakthrough for the 32/44CR series in the small twin-hulled tanker sector of the market. The tanker, christened Fidelio, has a DWT of 6366 and can transport 260 types of (petro-) chemical materials – from vegetable oil to sulfuric acid.

Marine Diesel Engine7L32/44CR: Photo courtesy of MAN

MAN Supply Complete GEFO Tanker Propulsion Package

MAN Diesel & Turbo says it has supplied a complete propulsion system comprising a 7L32/44CR engine, Renk gears and an Alpha adjustable CP propeller for an ultra-modern chemicals tanker operated by GEFO Gesellschaft für Öltransporte mbH. MAN Diesel & Turbo consider that the order represents a breakthrough for the 32/44CR series in the small twin-hulled tanker sector of the market. The tanker, christened “Fidelio”, has a DWT of 6366 and can transport 260 types of (petro-) chemical materials – from vegetable oil to sulfuric acid.

This week, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry installed two Caterpillar C-12 main engines from Milton Cat, one of the Perry’s Marine Trades Partners. Each is certified to run on a 20% biofuel-to-diesel blend that will be provided by another of the ship’s Marine Trades Partners, Newport BioDiesel. (Photo Credit: OHPRI/Carol Hill)

New Engines Mark Final Construction Phase for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry

Christmas came early this year for Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, when its two Caterpillar C-12 main engines from Milton Cat (Milford, Mass.)--one of the Perry’s Marine Trades Partners-- were delivered in November. This week at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, R.I., both of the 12-liter, in-line six-cylinder engines were lowered onto the 200-foot Tall Ship’s freshly painted engine beds. Each has a rating of 385 hp at 1,800 rpm…