Fishing Trawlers in Urk, the Netherlands

Fishing Trawlers

ChangeXL fuels powered by the XBEE Enzyme Fuel Technology are distributed by Gulf in the Netherlands to dozens of fishing trawlers. The ship’s crew could see the noticeable difference and are impressed with the fuel technology.

Dozens of fishing trawlers are improved with XBEE (ChangeXL)

ChangeXL cleans our fleet

“Thanks to our premium fuel ChangeXL, which we are bunkering from Gulf bunkering in Den Helder, the soot emission has reduced by more than 50%. We see that directly on our back mast and satellite spheres. After a week of fishing, they are still clean and free of soot emission from the engine. Even when we start the engine we hardly see any more soot emission.”
– Peter Kraak, fishing boat BRA 5

Reduces costs and gives more control

“We had to replace our filters every trip. This was not only expensive but also an annoyance. The soot content of the lubricant oil was also continuously on the high side. Thanks to Change XL, these kinds of annoyances are a thing of the past and we have more control. The result was already visible after just a few months of using ChangeXL.”
– Peter Bakker, fishing boat HD29

Holland fishing boat crew running XBEE fuel
Boat crew on the Urk fishing trawlers approve of XBEE Enzyme Fuel Treatment

ChangeXL contributes to a healthier and cleaner environment

“We notice that better combustion ensures a longer life of the lubricant oil and filters. Can you imagine what these benefits mean for the engine? After half a year, we can say that ChangeXL was an excellent change for us. These kinds of innovations ensure that we as a Dutch fishery can contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment.”
– Dirk Kraak, fishing boat BRA 7

In the Netherlands and other regions, the XBEE Enzyme Fuel Technology is marketed under the trademark ChangeXL as a concentrate and enhancer for pre-treated fuels.

“Thanks to ChangeXL, we have next to no soot emissions. We don’t even see soot anymore when we start the engine. Our deck is absolutely clean and free of soot. It costs a few cents more, but it’s worth it because it’s so economical. The better combustion ensures a longer life of lubricants and filters and ultimately for the engine as well. In addition to reducing soot emissions, it also ensures a CO2 reduction.”Klaas Bouma, fishing boat HK 82, shipping company Jan Foppen



Urk, the Netherlands

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XBEE is an enzyme technology compatible with all fuels, in all engines. This cleaning treatment disperses water, sludge and bacterial growth in the fuel.

Consequently, XBEE helps to cleanse up the whole fuel system and eliminate carbon deposits in the engines, hence a reduction of the maintenance costs and gas emissions _ in particular CO2, NOx and particulates.

Finally XBEE reduces the fuel consumption.