Our exciting new bioMSAR™ product combines conventional MSAR® technology and fuel with renewable glycerol to produce an oil-in-water emulsified synthetic HFO with lower emissions, including 20-30% less carbon dioxide.
As with MSAR®, Quadrise’s proven proprietary technology is used to mix heavy residual oils and glycerol with small amounts of specialist chemicals and water (patent pending).
Glycerol (chemical formula C3H8O3, also called glycerin or sugar alcohol) is generally obtained from plant and animal sources. It is a renewable raw material that is a waste product in, for example, the production of bio-diesel.
It is a benign chemical that’s colourless, odourless, water soluble, non-flammable, non-volatile and bio-degradable. It is a viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic.
As a fuel, glycerol burns almost pollutant-free and is virtually CO2-neutral. It also has excellent lubricity. It is used today to power diesel engine generators that electrify the Formula-E racing championship and VW’s record-breaking ID R electric race car, with near-zero emissions.
As MSAR® is a stable water-based synthetic fuel oil, and glycerol is also water-soluble, the two fuels combine extremely well to offer a lower-CO2 solution, together with reduced emissions of SO2, NOx and particulates (PM, including black soot).
bioMSAR™ offers 20-30% reductions in CO2 emissions, which is similar to using LNG. Unlike bioMSAR™ however, LNG requires new expensive cryogenic storage and liquefaction systems, and if LNG is not used correctly there is a risk of methane slip which is 21 times worse than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.
Having completed successful laboratory and pilot-scale testing at our Quadrise Research Facility, QRF, during 2020, we are now working with industry partners to both test bioMSAR™ in diesel engine and combustion applications, and source commercial supplies of glycerol.
Please contact Quadrise for further information.