Yachtcharter Huibers thinks clean sailing and a good environment is important, which is why we use GTL as fuel in our ships.
What is GTL?
GTL stands for "Gas-To-Liquid". GTL Fuel is therefore a synthetic (liquid) fuel, for diesel engines, made of gas. Shell GTL Fuel is an ultra clean fuel and biodegradable.
The basic technology behind the GTL process, a chemical transformation process, is known as Fischer-Tropsch. The technology was developed by German scientists in the 1920s and then refined by Shell. With more than 35 years of intensive research, Shell is leading in the development of GTL technology and production.
What are the benefits of GTL?
Shell GTL Fuel burns more efficiently than the standard diesel fuel from crude oil. This produces less nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and soot. This is because GTL contains virtually no sulfur or aromatic compounds and has a high cetane number (this is a measure of the speed of combustion).
What is the difference between Shell GTL Fuel and normal diesel?
Shell GTL Fuel meets all criteria of the EN 590 standard (the specification for diesel), except for the density, because that is lower at Shell GTL Fuel. Apart from that, Shell GTL Fuel is colorless and almost odorless, so our ships hardly emit more smoke or soot during your sailing holiday.
Which industry standards (specifications) does Shell GTL Fuel meet?
Shell GTL Fuel meets the recently introduced EN 15940.
What about the consumption of Shell GTL Fuel?
The consumption of Shell GTL Fuel is almost the same as ordinary diesel. However, fuel consumption depends on factors such as engine type and the gear position.