NYK develops Japan’s first additive for compliant fuel oil

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and subsidiary Nippon Yuka Kogyo have jointly developed a new fuel oil additive for low sulphur compliant fuel oil that meets SOx emission requirements. Yunic 800VLS, which is patent pending, is Japan’s first additive for very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).

Yunic 800VLS disperses asphaltene and paraffin (wax) specific within VLSFOs to suppress sludge formation, easing concerns about engines running into trouble when the global sulphur cap kicks in from the start of next year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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