Nouryon taps SulNOx tech for lower emission fuel additives

Author: Tom Brown


LONDON (ICIS)--Nouryon is to increase its footprint in the fuels sector through a licensing deal with UK-headquartered fuel emulsification specialist SulNOx Group to lower greenhouse gas emissions from certain products, the Netherlands-headquartered specialty chemicals producer said on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the deal, Nouryon will produce two new fuel additives using SulNOx technology, Berol 6446 and Berol 6430, that will improve the efficiency and emissions profile of diesel and heavy fuel oils, the company said.

Fuel emulsification is the process of adding water to fuel in a dispersed mixture of the two compounds, reducing soot and nitrogen oxide emissions.

The decision to launch the new additives was driven by tighter requirements on automotive emissions levels, according to AB Ghosh, managing director for surface chemistry and Nouryon.

“Our main focus in the market is helping customers formulate fuels and lubricants that meet next-generation legislation and OEM requirements,” he said.