GO2, the nanoparticle-based fuel additive for superyachts, has been granted type approval from RINA Services, one of the leading ship classification societies.

According to an announcement from the product’s global distributor, GO2 Global Yachting, RINA has certified that fuel correctly dosed with GO2 - which is manufactured by advanced materials pioneer Cerion at the former Kodak facility in Rochester, NY - remains in full compliance with the detailed fuel standards set forth by MTU and Caterpillar. Compliance with these standards is required in order to maintain a yacht’s engine warranty. GO2 was also determined to be in full compliance with the more general ASTM fuel standards used by other engine manufacturers.

“We heard captains and chief engineers loud and clear when they told us that the approval of a leading classification society was an important part of their decision making process for using GO2,” said Richard Franklin, managing director of GO2 Global Yachting. “For this reason, we asked RINA to work with the South West Research Institute in the United States to undertake an extensive test programme covering 34 individual fuel test parameters established by MTU, Caterpillar and ASTM.”

Test fuel treated with GO2 passed all examinations. “We are confident that this will encourage many more yachts to start using GO2,” Franklin said.

See our online report on Cerion, and for a look at how and where GO2 is made, get the April issue of The Superyacht Report.


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