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Indian Navy to adopt new fuel type to improve performance and reduce pollution

14 January 2020
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The Indian Navy (IN) announced on 13 January its decision to adopt a better quality of fuel for use by its surface and underwater platforms to enhance their performance and lower carbon emissions.

Developed in collaboration with India’s public sector Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the High Flash High Speed Diesel-IN 512 (HFHSD-IN 512) will be introduced gradually into service over the next few months, IN officials told Jane’s .

It will replace the less efficient and relatively more polluting Low Sulphur High Speed Diesel (LSHSD) currently being used by the IN.

The Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) stated that acceptance trials with the HFHSD were conducted on IN platforms following the recent upgrade of the IOCL’s refinery units.

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