STENA BULK SHOWS THE WAY TO CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING

SUCCESSFUL TRIAL WITH BIOFUEL

The 49,646 deadweight tonne (dwt) MR tanker Stena Immortal received the first delivery of Bio Fuel Oil during its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam.

The fuel, which GoodFuels launched in 2018, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 83% and substantially reduces SOX emissions. The trial was completed on the Stena Immortal as she ran in typical commercial operation. During the trial, BFO was tested in tanks, storage and as it was burned in the engines, the fuel was again proven to be a technically compliant alternative to the fossil default for oceangoing tanker vessels. 

The success of this trial further underlines sustainable marine biofuel’s position within the marine fuel mix, and helps owners and operators to future-proof against current and impending regulations. As the trial was conducted with 100% biofuel, it also shows that low-carbon shipping doesn’t have to be decades away but viable also on the shorter term if industry leaders work together to push the development.

“We like to show the industry that we can start reducing the carbon footprint of shipping here and now while maintaining highest quality technical and commercial operations. The Stena Immortal performed very well running on the biofuel while continuing to deliver according to our customers’ needs without any disruption”, says Erik Hånell, President and CEO Stena Bulk.

“The industry needs pioneers willing to collaborate, share knowledge and push the development towards more sustainable shipping. We’re happy to collaborate with GoodFuels in this test to take on that mission and encourage others to join us. We are of course open and have a willingness to drive and take part of this development together with stakeholders in this industry,” Erik Hånell continues.

Stena Bulk MR vessel Stena Immortal ran on 100% biofuel during a 10-day sea trial.

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