Tag: <span>Biofuels</span>

Energy coalition unveils actions for 2021
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Energy coalition unveils actions for 2021

The Coalition for the Energy of the Future has identified seven development projects for 2021. At the same time, the coalition welcomes three new corporate members, expanding the original membership of 11 businesses to 14. The projects to be worked on in cross-industry working groups during 2021 are; Green Hydrogen; New Biofuel for Maritime needs;...

ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels
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ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels

Shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully trialled biofuel onboard the containership MOL Experience.  The vessel bunkered the biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels at the Port of Rotterdam in November 2020 in collaboration with shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels. The MOL Experience made its voyage between Europe and the...

Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations
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Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations

Marine biofuels supplier GoodFuels and car manufacturer Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This marks another major step for sustainable shipping in the car carrier segment. The Depth RoRo carrier Patara was bunkered with 100 per cent GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil, which...

A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander
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A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander

Oskar Levander, SVP business concepts at Kongsberg Maritime says that a “triangle approach” is needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. He believes that while we need to minimise energy consumption, this alone will not be enough to meet the IMO’s 2050 GHG emissions reduction target*. A clean energy source and efficient...

Stena Bulk reports successful biofuel trial
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Stena Bulk reports successful biofuel trial

Stena Bulk and GoodFuels’ trial of marine biofuel has been a success, the companies have confirmed. Stena’s tanker received the first delivery of biofuel oil (BFO) during its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam. The fuel, which GoodFuels launched in 2018, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 83 per cent and substantially reduces emissions of...

UECC and GoodFuels kickstart three-month biofuel trial
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UECC and GoodFuels kickstart three-month biofuel trial

Short sea ro-ro operator UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels have launched a joint trial of GoodFuels Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) on UECC’s ro-ro vessel Autosky. The three-month trial will test 3,000 metric tonnes of sustainable biofuel on the 140m, 2080 vehicle carrier. This is a significant step in advancing marine biofuel for...

VARO and GoodFuels increase biofuel availability in Rotterdam
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VARO and GoodFuels increase biofuel availability in Rotterdam

VARO Energy subsidiary Reinplus Fiwado Bunker and GoodFuels have extended their partnership to improve availability of biofuel oil (BFO) to deep sea vessels departing Rotterdam. The new deep sea proposition, which will help to improve the sustainability of the segment, is based on extending the availability of GoodFuels’ BFO, which the company launched in Autumn...

Maersk partners with Dutch coalition in biofuel pilot
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Maersk partners with Dutch coalition in biofuel pilot

A group of Dutch multinationals including FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever, which are all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), are collaborating with A.P. Moller – Maersk to trial biofuels in a move to spur shipping’s decarbonisation. The pilot, using 20 per cent sustainable second-generation biofuels on a large triple-E ocean...

NYK bulk carrier trials GoodFuels biofuel
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NYK bulk carrier trials GoodFuels biofuel

A bulk carrier chartered by mining company BHP and owned by NYK is trialling sustainable biofuel from GoodFuels Marine. The trial will test the viability of biofuels in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping. A drop-in marine gas oil (MGO) equivalent was blended with conventional fossil-based MGO in a mix of 30 per cent...

Norden trials GoodFuels drop-in biofuel
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Norden trials GoodFuels drop-in biofuel

Tanker owner and operator, Norden, and GoodFuels Marine have completed trials of zero emission marine biofuel. The ‘drop-in’ heavy fuel oil (HFO)-equivalent marine biofuel has been developed following three years of research and development with partners Royal Dutch Boskalis and Wärtsilä. The biofuel delivers near zero emissions of carbon and sulphur oxides (SOx) without any...

Hurtigruten uses dead fish to power ships
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Hurtigruten uses dead fish to power ships

Norwegian expedition cruise liner Hurtigruten is to power its ships with liquefied biogas (LBG), which includes organic waste from dead fish. The company will be the first cruise line to power ships will fossil-free fuel. Biogas is already used in parts of the transport sector. Norway and Northern Europe have large fishery and forestry sectors,...

Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications
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Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen have been highlighted by DNV GL as the most promising alternative fuels to meet present and future environmental regulations, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and drive sustainable shipping. In a new White Paper, the classification society considers these fuels alongside wind-assisted propulsion, batteries, and fuel cell systems to have...