Innospec's innovative OctamarTM technology receives endorsement from ClassNK

July 6 2022

Aquality b.v. is proud to announce that Innospec Fuel Specialties has become the first fuel chemistry supplier to be awarded an 'Innovation Endorsement' by the leading ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (known as ClassNK). ClassNK has independently verified that treating residual fuels with OctamarTM combustion catalysts can achieve an average fuel economy improvement of 2.7% and a 60% reduction in Particulate Matter emissions including black smoke, carbon and other harmful substances. ClassNK awarded Innospec the prestigious Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions certification after examining the performance of OctamarTM Ultra HF, OctamarTM Complete, and OctamarTM F35C in eight separate field trails. Three tests using pure OctamarTM combustion catalysts demonstrated an improvement in fuel economy of between 2.1 to 3.0%. In four tests, using combinations of OctamarTM combustion catalysts with detergents/stabilisers, improvements in fuel economy of between 2.3 to 3.9% were recorded. The 'in lab' tests such as the FIA (Fixed Ignition Analysis) test were all verified by a third party. Giorgio de Leonardis Vice President EMEA, Innospec Fuel Specialties said: "This independent endorsement is a key milestone in demonstrating the unique value of Innospec products to our customers around the world. Our technologies are proven to help vessel owners and operators enhance their fleet performance. The OctamarTM range also provides a launching platform for current and future emission reduction strategies at a time when the shipping industry faces unprecedented challenges in meeting CO2 regulations. ClassNK has verified that treating fuel with OctamarTM improves fuel economy. We can clearly see that any improvement in fuel consumption will result in a like-for-like improvement in CO2 emissions. This is good news for vessels looking for solutions to the new measures used by CII (Carbon Intensity Indicator) and ETS (Emission Trading Scheme). " For further details contact: In the Benelux: For more information on Octamar products visit: For more information on Innospec visit: