SulNOx: A New, Biodegradable Fuel Conditioner

6 March 2023 By Lauren Beck
SulNOxEco fuel conditioner

Lauren Beck is the former editor of Dockwalk and was with the publication from 2006 to 2023. At 13, she left South Africa aboard a 34-foot sailing boat with her family and ended up in St. Maarten for six years. Before college, she worked as crew for a year, and then cut her journalistic teeth at Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies’ Home Journal online. She loves traveling, reading, tennis, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox.

Looking for a product that can help you cut costs, improve vessel performance, and benefit the environment? A new fuel additive might be the solution. SulNOx is a natural, biodegradable fuel emulsifier and conditioner from the SulNOx Group. It helps optimize combustion, which reduces emissions and fuel consumption.

“SulNOx is used on any engine from a small outboard motor, PWC, tenders, superyachts, and even commercial vessels,” says Craig Morris of Nicra Agencies Marine Initiative. “With the industry coming under increasing pressure to reduce emissions, SulNOx enables owners, management companies, captains, and engineers to start reducing CO2, NOx, and soot emissions immediately, without costly engine modifications.”

Craig Morris has been active in the superyacht industry for five years, and his three children — Bart, Ross, and Jess Morris — have worked as yacht crew aboard superyachts, including Dilbar, Ona, and Madame Gu, since 2013. Collectively, the family has more than 33 years of superyacht experience. “We have always been actively connected to the ocean,” Craig says. “At the beginning of 2022, the family had a brainstorming discussion to explore potential business ideas and opportunities.” The result was the Nicra Agencies Marine Initiative, which the family created with longtime friend Jimmy Redman, the creator of SulNOx.

Craig shares that the SulNOx products — SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioners and Berol® 6446 Heavy Fuel Oils (HFO) Emulsifiers — are compatible with all diesels, petrol, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO) and biofuels, Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), and other lighter marine fuels — and with confirmations by Bureau Veritas and Lloyd’s Register laboratories that the fuels remain fully compliant to standards.” “Since the products don’t affect fuel specifications, there are no warranty concerns,” Bart Morris says.

Ross Morris points out that accidental fuel contamination can happen anywhere, but the SulNOx product can help emulsify any water that gets into the fuel before it becomes a problem. “There is nothing like it on the market,” he says. He also points out that it can also make the crew job easier to keep the deck and hull clean by reducing the carbon residue build-up, and the oily soot scum on the water and scum line made by the generators.

“SulNOx has a significant effect in reducing soot (PM10) > 50 percent and smaller particulates (PM2.5) > 60 percent. By emulsifying free water, SulNOx also removes the environment for diesel bug, increases lubricity, detergency cleans resin, wax, and carbon buildup, all while increasing torque and power from improved combustion,” Ross says. SulNOxEco is also fully compatible with diesel particulate filters, reducing soot before it reaches the filter. “The combined effect is fantastic,” Bart says.

“SulNOxEco is better for the environment, save costs for the user, improves your performance, and reduces your emissions,” Craig says. 

“SulNOxEco is better for the environment, save costs for the user, improves your performance, and reduces your emissions,” Craig says. “SulNOxECO is not the complete solution for all climate challenges; however, it is an affordable, practical solution to immediately make a difference while new transition technologies are being developed.”

SulNOx is made by the Carlyle Group’s Nouryon, which is EcoVadis Platinum-rated for its green manufacturing practices. Use “craigmo10dw” for 10 percent off SulNOx products, plus “shipfree” for free global delivery.


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