ExxonMobil develops fuel range to meet IMO sulphur cap

Testing sulphur in fuel. Credit: IHS/Tony Slinn

Fuel provider ExxonMobil has developed a specific marine fuel range to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2020 sulphur cap.

Known as EMF.5 range, it meets the ISO 8217:2017 requirements and will be made available in the following ports: Antwerp, Rotterdam, Genoa, Marseille, Singapore, Laem Chabang, and Zeebrugge.

All EMF.5 fuels announced to date are compatible with each other, provided that bunkering, storage, and handling best practices are followed.

ExxonMobil has also developed a 40BN cylinder oil, Mobilgard™ 540, which is specifically designed to work with low-sulphur fuels. It will be available across its global port network along with its EMF.5 range of fuels.

“Compliance should not come at the expense of fuel quality, and our EMF.5 range delivers assurances on both to the marine industry,” said Luca Volta, marine fuels venture manager at ExxonMobil.