DNV GL: Several risks with new fuel types

The new types of hybrid fuels, that shipowners may opt to use to comply with the sulfur regulations can cause numerous problems, according to classification company DNV GL.

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In just a few months, a new type of fuel has emerged in relation to the sulfur requirements that have been implemented in ECA zones. These are referred to as "hybrid fuels."

"The term "hybrid fuel" refers to a blended product with specifications similar to HFO, and/or to certain refinery product streams that till now have not been used as marine fuels," DNV GL writes in an update on the fuel types, pointing to the fact that several problems can arise from these fuel types.

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