Frinsa del Noroeste, Spain – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with XBEE

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with XBEE Enzyme Fuel Technology

Frinsa is one of the largest European manufacturers of canned tuna and shellfish. Founded in 1961, they produce top-quality canned products, meeting the expectations of their customers in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

In 2008, the Spanish company Frinsa del Noroeste decided to evaluate the XBEE Enzyme Fuel Technology.

The power generators of Frinsa del Noroeste are two Wärtsilä 8SWR80 of 9.5 mW each. The HFO 380 is stored in four large tanks with a total capacity of 750 m³.

The company bunkers every day several trucks for a yearly consumption of 16,000 tons of heavy fuel oil.

The accredited laboratory Dekra measured a baseline on November 19, 2008. The power plant started using XBEE a week later. Dekra performed another measurement campaign on May 15, 2009 _ after six months of regular use of the XBEE technology.

Both reducing greenhouse gas emissions campaigns have been measured and controlled by the accredited laboratory Dekra.

Without XBEE on Nov. 19th, 2008With XBEE on May 15 th, 2009Difference (%)
O2 · Oxygen (%)13.1011.80-9.92%
CO2 · Carbon Dioxide (%)7.405.40-27.03%
Particles (mg/Nm³)50.3040.90-18.69%
SO2 · Sulfur Dioxide (mg/Nm³)486.50500.202.82%
CO · Carbon Monoxide (mg/Nm³)87.1046.10-47.07%
NOx · Nitrogen Oxide (mg/Nm³)2.342.02-13.75%
VOC · Volatile Organic Compounds (mg/Nm³)18.7014.30-23.53%
SFOC · Specific Fuel Oil Consumption (l/kW)0.2360.230-2.54%

Results achieved, corresponding to the gaseous emissions control

Based on the levels obtained in the inspection, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions can be seen:
  • Particles: average reduction of -18.7%
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): average reduction of -23.5%
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO): average reduction of -47.1%.
  • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx): average reduction -13.7
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2): average reduction of -27.0%.
  • Specific Fuel Oil Consumption has been measured by Dekra: average reduction of -2.5%