LONDON, 29 September 2015 – SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc. (SulNOx), the leading global producer and supplier of fuel emulsion technology, and Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading technical, business services organisation and maritime classification society, today signed an agreement that will see LR provide verification, testing, technical support and consultancy services throughout the process of SulNOxEco™ Fuels’ commercial deployment.
The agreement will see LR provide a stringent technical assessment of SulNOxEco™ Fuels, verifying its operational suitability for users of hydrocarbon fuels and providing recommendations on the most effective application of the technology to secure optimum fuel and environmental savings. To increase uptake of the technology, LR will also work with SulNOx to secure a 3rd party commercial vessel of a significant shipping line on which seatrials of the SulNOx’s technology will be undertaken. The LR accredited results will aim to foster confidence in the proven safety, performance and anti-pollution benefits ofSulNOxEco™ Fuels, particularly in the shipping industry, one of SulNOx’s key target markets.
SulNOx 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 as well as the mining, rail and power generation sectors.
SulNOxEco™ Fuels technology permanently homogenises any standard fuel and water, which results in very important positive effects, on both exhaust emission pollutants and fuel economy.
This is achieved by providing significant increases in the efficiency and speed of the fuel burn, thereby drastically cutting the production of particulate matter (PM) by up to 90%, which then helps to achieve up to an 8% improvement in energy efficiency (reduced fuel usage). Also by lowering the maximum flame temperatures in combustion engines, it substantially inhibits the creation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by up to 60%.
The engagement with Lloyd’s Register comes weeks after SulNOx signed a two-year agreement with the University of Cambridge’s Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology department to better understand the processes behind SulNOxEco™ Fuels’ remarkable results.
Stephen Bamford, chairman, SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc, commented:
“SulNOxEco™ Fuels qualities are well known, presenting quantifiable savings of fuel and fuel costs as well as significantly reducing harmful emissions, including smoke and soot (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). With Cambridge University’s technical knowledge and experience matched with the global reach of Lloyd’s Register, we will be able to ensure, through robust testing, the highest standards of assurance confirming SulNOxEco™ Fuels’ remarkable results, with the potential to develop the product’s impact even further.
“Moreover, while our initial cooperation shall pertain mainly to the maritime market and the deployment of SulNOxEco™ Fuels for thorough sea trial testing on commercial vessels, we anticipate that our cooperation will grow and prosper as we develop SulNOx’s reach into other sectors such as mining, rail and power generation.”
Tim Wilson, from Lloyd’s Register, added:
“Our principal role is to verify performance. The results SulNOx have already achieved through practical applications of its technology are extremely encouraging but, as with any new solution to market, technical and operational performance must be assured to help the market make the best, informed, decisions. This is particularly true of the shipping industry where ship owners and operators are cautious or in some cases skeptical of the performance of new and unfamiliar eco efficiency technologies.’
About SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc
SulNOx has developed the cheapest, safest and highest quality fuel emulsion on the world market today, with the ability to significantly reduce many of the negative environmental impacts caused by the use of hydrocarbons, for both combustion and burning.
SulNOx has achieved an industry breakthrough for an emulsion industry previously plagued by reliability problems. The Company¹s technology is estimated to surpass any other competitor in the market, in that it’s chemical and physical IP and technologies provides for the production of long term, stable emulsified fuel in a continuous process by simply adding to the fuel/water mix as little as 0.2% of the SulNOx emulsifier and passing through SulNOx¹s static mixers. SulNOx fuels are safe, inexpensive and significantly reduce exhaust emission pollutants while increasing efficiency, all at no net cost to the users’ bottom line.
SulNOx is the ultimate holding company for the SulNOx Group and is currently an unlisted Public Limited Company, registered in the UK with a current equity issue of over 80 million shares, held by over 100 individual and corporate shareholders. SulNOx was incorporated to own, administer and monetise significant IP and proprietary technology, including Royalty incomes. Through SulNOx’s various UK and international subsidiaries, it produces and supplies what it claims is the world¹s leading multi-hydrocarbon fuel/water emulsions. SulNOx is planning to list its equity on a suitable London Exchange in the near future
About Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9, 000 employees in 78 countries.
LR has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Its compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through our global technology centres and research network, LR is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients’ businesses.