Finland: Reduced Emissions Neste Introduces Low-Sulphur Marine Fuel
Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the tightening regulation on sulphur dioxide emissions by offering them a new IMO2020-compliant marine fuel. The Neste Marine 0.5, containing 0.5 % sulphur, will be introduced to the market during Q4/2019.
Espoo/Finland — From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5 % global sulphur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5 % limit. In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5 %, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems. Neste’s new low-sulphur fuel guarantees immediate compliance with the global sulphur cap.
Marine 0.5 is manufactured in the manufacturer’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The technical feasibility is verified by a full scale fuel equipment system and engine tests in the laboratory and onboard. The product meets the RMG 0.5 specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements. The product will be available in Northwest Europe. The exact locations and product’s technical specification will be released in the fall of 2019.