Few events have transitioned the modern petroleum industry more than IMO 2020. The time to achieve compliance for this low-sulphur mandate has arrived, yet current solutions have left operators without viable options. Scrubbers require significant downtime and CapEx, only to provide a solution that delivers little environmental progress. Switching to diesel replaces sulphur with other emission challenges, while calibrating a ship for LNG is a cost- and time-intensive undertaking. As the industry grapples to find a true solution, the market faces an excess of HFO and a shortage of distillates that comply with IMO 2020.
A true desulphurisation solution must be flexible, scalable and proven to desulphurise HFO without producing harmful emissions or pollution. With the DESU™ Hybrid Platform System, the IMO 2020 Solution has finally arrived.
The DESU™ Hybrid Platform System is an “industry first” desulphurisation platform that turns HFO into marine fuel—no emissions, hydrogen or CapEx required. This groundbreaking platform is proven to achieve 0.1% sulphur with a 94% conversion rate and zero emissions. It is compliant for use in any marine vessel worldwide, including regional sensitive ecosystem areas.
The DESU™ platform is a compact, modular machine designed with your profitability in mind. Our platform fits into a standard shipping container, offers easy configuration for turnkey deployment and can be positioned anywhere onsite or offsite. Once HFO is mixed with Nano90’s proprietary additive, the NanoCloud™ delivers three outputs: IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel; sulphur in a solid state for selling; and the Nano additive. The additive is cycled back into the machine, where it mixes with a second additive that, combined, power the machine. The same additive can power our closed-loop system five times, after which it is evaporated.