CMA CGM vessel completes biofuel refuelling

CMA CGM vessel completes biofuel refuelling

A CMA CGM vessel has successfully completed refuelling with sustainable marine biofuel oil, announces Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam.

The 5,095 TEU container vessel, White Shark was refuelled with biofuel developed by GoodFuels while the vessel was berthed at the Port of Rotterdam.

The biofuel had previously undergone three years of testing with marine engine manufacturers. It is derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil products, is expected to deliver 80-90 per cent well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents and eliminate sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions. Biofuel is one option to help the industry decarbonise and move towards achieving the IMO’s 2050 target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from 2008 levels.

Results from the trial are expected to demonstrate to the maritime industry that biofuel is an option for sustainable and low emission fuel for international shipping.

Earlier this month, the companies announced a partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine biofuel oil, using the CMA CGM vessel to test and trial the fuel.