Aug 3, 2022 | Marine fuel & lubricant news

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) have launched a joint study on ship fuel.

Th etwo organisations will combine their extensive past experience of fuel analysis records to conduct fuel quality analysis and research for the safe operation of machinery on vessels over a period of about three years. The study will aim to develop a database of such results, which would help to predict environmental impacts in terms of differences of fuel quality as well as fuel characteristics, and help reduce risks of oil leakage in case of accidents. In addition, the collaboration is extended to cover biofuel, as one of the alternative clean fuels.

With this study, MOL plans to collaborate with big data in the Bunker Hub fuel oil and lubricant analysis result management system developed and operated by MOL Technology Research Center. Bunker Hub consolidates statistical data such as analysis results by vessel/region and off-spec bunker occurrence area distribution in the cloud, and allows online access/monitoring of data. MOL aims to contribute to technological improvement and safe operation in the maritime cluster and promote the development of the maritime industry through use of its accumulated analysis results and data.

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