Bunker fuel is cheap, viscous and dirty ( Image: Glasbruch2007)
A new additive based on glycerol helps reduce pollution in marine bunker fuel used in cruise ships (Photo: Shutterstock)
The bunker fuel used in cruise liners and freighters is some of the cheapest, crudest fuel available. It’s also among the dirtiest. Scientists from the Maine Maritime Academy and SeaChange Group LLC led by George N. Harakas, Ph.D announced at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that they have developed what they call "Bunker Green" fuel. This fuel uses an ingredient commonly used in food and medicine to reduce sulfur and other emissions in ocean vessels.
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