Poly Shield Technologies has started a feasibility study for the possible use of its DSOX-15 Fuel Purification System as an option to supply low-sulfur marine fuel from a land-based facility.

Poly Shield has collaborated with LMS Shipmanagement, a subsidiary of International Shipholdings, to trial the system on two vessels.

Poly Shield Technologies CEO Rasmus Norling said the company has received several inquiries regarding the possible application of its DSOX-15 Fuel Purification Technology as a shore-side low-sulfur fuel distribution system.

"Which if it proves to be a viable application of the DSOX-15 Fuel Purification Technology could represent a significant new market for our technology," Norling said.

The trial follows the signing of a contract with LMS Shipmanagement for the certification and installation of Poly Shield’s DSOX-15 Fuel Purification System on two vessels, with further installations on up to 40 additional ships.

Poly Shield DSOX-15 Fuel Purification System is designed to remove sulfur from fuel, which will help ship owners comply with upcoming sulfur emissions regulations due to come into effect in 2015.

Mainly designed for the maritime industry, including cruise-line, freight shipping and tanker firms, the DSOX-15 Fuel Purification System can be installed during normal vessel operation without the need for drydocking.