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NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo Develop New Additive

Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd.

NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd., an NYK Group company, have jointly developed a new fuel-oil additive effective in dispersing sludge* and reducing fuel consumption in VLSFO (very low sulfur fuel oil; sulfur content below 0.5%).


NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo have been investigating the properties of VLSFO as one of the measures to comply with SOx emission requirements,** and in 2019 developed the sludge-dispersing fuel oil additive Yunic 800VLS.***
We observed Yunic 800VLS is effective against most of deteriorated compliant fuel oil, and with taking account into present fuel problem situations, we feel our main target need to be changed to reduction of fuel for contribution of environmental protection, from sludge trouble prevention.
Since we were aware of it, the both companies had been developing theYunic 800VLS “grade-up” version, which is having not only more powerful sludge dispersion characteristics to cover the rest of stubborn deterioration fuel, but fuel consumption reductions.

About Yunic 800Eco

Yunic 800Eco enhances sludge dispersion and improves combustion. In three fuel consumption ratio reduction tests conducted with compliant fuel oils in Japan and overseas, we observed fuel consumption was reduced by up to 1.2% compared to when the additive was not used, and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions were also reduced.

Sludge Trouble

Fuel consumption test results

Future Development

We will continue to work to develop additives that are more fuel-efficient and versatile, while maintaining the current sludge dispersion effect, and contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions from ships.

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* Solids generated in fuel oil that can clog filters

** An international regulation that mandates a reduction in the sulfur content of fuel oil for ships from the current 3.5% or less to 0.5% or less from January 2020 onward

*** Fuel oil additive that efficiently disperses the unique components (asphaltenes and waxes) contained in compatible fuel oils and is effective in inhibiting solidification. Patented.

Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Head office: Yokohama
President: Kobune Goto

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