The transition to low sulphur marine fuels is making waves within the shipping industry. In the quest to use greener, more environmentally friendly fuels, bunker suppliers and shipping operators are now closely monitoring the quality of bunker fuels and any issues that could arise from their use.

During desulphurisation of marine fuel not only are the undesirable sulphur compounds removed, but this process also results in the removal of other compounds that have lubricating properties. Lubricity additives are therefore essential requirements of new marine fuel development. They help lubricate the internal contact points in fuel pumps and injection systems as well as protecting these vital components from wear.