The client's industrial unit was processing product at commercial scale throughout the trial, with the company's fuels used to provide the required thermal energy for drying. The objective was to make a direct comparison with normal operations running on heavy fuel oil. The industrial unit in question was successfully operated at varying loads of up to 100%, equivalent to 33 MW of energy that is supplied by a single burner. This is similar to the energy consumption of a medium-sized container ship.
The final phase of combustion optimisation tests recently completed involved experts from Quadrise and the client fine-tuning combustion at full (100%) load and production rates using Quadrise fuels.
Emissions from MSAR and bioMSAR combustion were very low, and well within environmental limits for the site. This was the first demonstration of bioMSAR in an industrial application. Quadrise is now preparing a technical report to submit to the client within the next month.
The parties will now enter into discussions for long-term commercial supply, in conjunction with reaching agreement for testing at the client's other sites to expand supply opportunities for MSAR and bioMSAR fuels. In parallel, the company will continue work to ensure the supply of appropriately located and priced residual feedstock.
Commenting on the update, Jason Miles, CEO of Quadrise, said: "We're delighted to have finally completed this commercial-scale trial in Morocco, which has demonstrated the stability and performance of both MSAR and bioMSAR in one of the client's major facilities. We would like to especially thank the client and our shareholders for their continued support in achieving this positive outcome, and we look forward to discussing commercial supply and applications in other major facilities with the client."
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/24112023/quadrise-plc-completes-demonstration-test-of-biofuels/
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