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Goodfuels, BTG Planning Major Marine Biorefinery Demo (Int'l.)
Goodfuels, BTG
Date: 2019-11-15
Dutch sustainable marine Biofuels specialist Goodfuels is reporting it and biomass technology group BTG will establish BTG-neXt -- a new high-tech company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into 100 pct sustainable diesel biofuel suitable for the maritime shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil, produced from woody biomass wastes, grass cuttings and similar plant materials.

The technology for producing oil via pyrolysis from plant-based waste was developed 30 years ago at the University of Twente.

The new demonstration facility has a planned 1,000 tpy production capacity. Depending on the demo tests, production can be scaled-up to support the industry in meeting International Maritime Organisation (IMO) targets of a 50 pct reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2050 -- roughly 85 pct reduction per vessel. GoodFuels intends to market the pilot volumes produced to further strengthen the commercial business case. The ports of Rotterdam and Eemshaven are the locations being considered for the first commercial processing plant. (Source: Goodfuels, Hellenic, 14 Nov., 2019) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goodfuels,  Marine Biofuel,  pyrolysis oil,  BTG,  


Maersk, Partners Developing Lignin-Ethanol Marine Fuel (Int'l Report)
Maersk,Copenhagen University,
Date: 2019-11-01
Maritime shipping giant Maersk reports it is working with Copenhagen University, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, BMW Group, H&M Group, Levi Strauss & Co. and Marks & Spencer to explore a blend of lignin and ethanol (LEO) fuel for sustainable shipping.

Lignin is isolated in large quantities as a by-product of lignocellulosic ethanol and pulp and paper mills. Copenhagen University is currently running the laboratory-scale development of LEO marine fuel with the project aiming to move into phase II -- testing the fuel on actual vessel engines -- in the second quarter of 2020. Following a successful phase II, phase III will begin -- the scaling up of LEO fuel production. (Source: Maersk, Container Management, Oct., 2019) Contact: Maresk, Soren Toft, CEO, www.maerskline.com; Copenhagen University, www.ku.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maersk,  Ethanol,  Lignin,  Biofoul,  Marine Biofuel,  


Van Oord Testing Marine Biofuels (Int'l. Report)
Van Oord
Date: 2019-09-20
Netherlands-based marine dredging firm Van Oord reports it is working with Shell to test the use of biofuels for its fleet of dredgers during a dredging project in Germany. The biofuel being used in the pilot is made from used cooking oil and other wastes and reduces CO2 emissions by more than 40 pct compared with conventional marine fuel. The biofuel also enables Van Oord to comply with sulfur emission regulations.

Other maritime shipping firms, including Maersk and Finnish shipowner Meriaura , have recently undertaken similar biofuels tests and limited use. (Source: Van Oord, PR, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: Van Oord, Ronald Schinagl, Director Business Unit Netherlands, www.vanoord.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Van Oord,  Marine Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


J-ENG, NYK Developing Marine Biofuel Engine (New Prod & Tech)
Japan Engine Corp., NYK Line
Date: 2019-05-15
Japan Engine Corp. (J-ENG) reports it is cooperating with Tokyo-based NYK Line -- a maritime shipping firm -- to research and develop a maritime biofuel-powered engine for maritime use.

In collaboration with NYK Line, J-ENG plans to test the new engine using the biofuel from GoodFuels, a leading biofuel supplier based in the Netherlands. The test engine is located in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Research & Innovation Center and various fuel tests can be performed. (Source: Japan Engine Corp., Diesel & Gas Turbine, May, 2019) Contact: Japan Engine Corp., +81-78-949-0800, www.j-eng.co.jp/en NYK Line, www.nykline.com; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  GoodFuels,  NYK Line,  


Danish Biofuels Developer Pegs DDK 10,000,000 Investor (Int'l.)
MASH Energy
Date: 2019-04-26
UK-headquartered ferry boat operator DFDS reports it is investing DDK 10 million ($1,490,990-US) for a 24 pct equity stake in MASH Energy ApS, a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark.

MASH produces carbpn-neutral biofuel from the by-products of nut processing in Tanzania and India, as well as other agriculture wastes.

Together the two firms aim to develop a commercially viable alternative to fossil fuels, including testing on a DFDS ferry. (Source: DFDS A/S , PR, 25 April, 2019) Contact: DFDS A/S, www.dfdsseaways.co.uk; MASH Energy, Jakob Andersen, CEO,www.mash-biotech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel,  MASH Energy,  Biofuel,  Bioenergy,  


GoodFuels, REINPLUS FIWADO Extend Biofuel Partnership (Int'l)
GoodFuels,VARO,REINPLUS FIWADO
Date: 2019-03-22
VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels are reporting the extension of their partnership to improve availability of bio fuel oil (BFO) to deep sea vessels departing the Port of Rotterdam.

GoodFuels' BFO is a direct "drop-in" replacement for heavy fuel oil suitable for every type of vessel, without requiring any modifications to engine room equipment.

The new partnership will see VARO help scale the sourcing, production, blending and distribution of GoodFuels BFO across the ARA region. In the meantime, GoodFuels will continue to focus on the sourcing of sustainable feedstocks for the BFO, and the sale, marketing and product development of new sustainable fuel solutions. (Source: GoodFuels, Bumkerspot, 20 Mar., 2019) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com; VARO Energy, REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, www.reinplusfiwado.com/nl; VARO Energy, www.varoenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuels,  Marine Biofuel,  


Shell Supplying Dutch Maritime Biofuel Pilot Project (Int'l Report)
Shell
Date: 2019-03-22
In the Netherlands, A.P. Moller -- Maersk A/S reports its is partnering with a group of Dutch multinationals, including Shell, in a maritime biofuels pilot program that will see one of Maersk's giant Triple E container ships sail 25.000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai and back on a blend of up to 20 pct sustainable second-generation Biofuels.

The fuel blend, which will eliminate 1.5 million kg of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur emissions, is being supplied by Shell which, along with the other partners in the project -- Friesland Campina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, and Unilever -- is a member of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC). (Source: A.P. Moller -- Maersk A/S, Marinelog, Various Others, 22 Mar., 2019) Contact: A.P. Moller -- Maersk. Soren Toft, CEO, www.maersk.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel,  Biofuel Blend,  


GoodShipping Marine Biofuel Tests Slated for Next Week (Int'l Report)
Good Fuels
Date: 2019-03-13
In Amsterdam, GoodShipping Program reports testing will commence with the sustainable biofuel bunkering of a CMA CGM container vessel at the Port of Rotterdam on 19 March, 2019. The testing is a sustainable initiative dedicated to decarbonizing ocean freight and the scaling of low-carbon marine biofuel oils for wider commercial use within the maritime industry.

The fuel being tested has been developed by sustainable marine biofuels producer GoodFuels. The second-generation biofuel oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products and, in addition to virtually eliminating SOx emissions, is expected to deliver 80-90 pct well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents without engine modifications. The program aims to demonstrate the scalability, sustainability and technical compliance of sustainable marine biofuel oil, and thereby spur the wider continued development of realistic options to curb GHG and SOx emissions from shipping. (Source: Bunkerspot, Mar., 2019) Contact: Port of Rotterdam, Allard Castelein, CEO, www.portofrotterdam.com/en; GoodShipping Program, info@goodshipping.org; https://goodshipping.org; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Goodfuels,  Marine Goodshipping Program,  Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  GoodFuels,  


BHP Commits to Marine Biofuels (Int'l Report)
BHP, Goodfuels
Date: 2019-02-06
Australian global mining giant BHP reports it has taken on a blend of 30 pct biofuel and 70 pct marine diesel oil on the chartered capesize bulk carrier Frontier Sky, owned by NYK. Using the blend will cut CO2 emissions by 50 tonnes (26.2 pct) compared to conventional marine diesel oil (MD)O.

The biofuel was a drop-in, marine gas oil equivalent derived from used cooking oil feedstock, offering a CO2 emission reduction of 87.4 pct compared to MDO. The fuel was supplied by GoodFuels through logistics company Varo Energy.

NYK aims to cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 pct -- on a tonne-km basis -- by 2030 and 50 pct by 2050, compared with 2015. (Source: BHP, Hellenic Shipping News, Marine Propulsion, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel,  BHP Billiton,  GoodFuel,  


GoodFuels Marine Fossil-Free Maritime Fuel Lauded (Ind. Report)
GoodFuels
Date: 2018-09-14
In Amsterdam, GoodFuels Marine is reporting its GoodShipping Program, which claims to be the world's first global initiative established to decarbonize shipping through the use of sustainable low carbon marine fuels, has enabled five pioneering shippers -- Tony's Chocolonely, Dopper, Blygold, Magic Marine and Mystic -- to collectively cut their carbon footprint by over 40 tons through the use of GoodFuels Marine's advanced, sustainable marine fuel.

The five shippers have also reduced local emissions of sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and particulate matter (PM). When combined, emissions of these substances from vessels in port regions lead to over 60,000 premature deaths globally each year, according to researchers from the University of Delaware.

The GoodShipping Program , which requires shippers to commit to a reduction in their sea freight CO2 emissions, works on the premise that as all CO2 from container shipping is emitted into the same atmosphere, the means of mitigating these emissions is equally impactful, regardless of which vessels adopt biofuels over traditional bunker fuels -- or the amount of "drop in" biofuel that is added to the fuel tank, as long as it offsets the CO2 costs of transporting participating shippers' cargo. (Source: GoodFuels, Marine link, 13 Sept., 2018)Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuels ,  Marine Fuel,  Marine Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


Biofuels Pioneer GoodFuels Closes Growth Investment Round (Int'l)
GoodFuels,Social Impact Ventures
Date: 2018-05-18
In Rotterdam, sustainable, advanced marine biofuels specialist GoodFuels is reporting receipt of a major investment round with Amsterdam-based investment fund Social Impact Ventures (SIV).

The funds will be used for product development and international marketing and thus help reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality and achieve global Sustainable Development Goals. (Source: GoodFuels, International Shipping News 17 May, 2018) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com; Social Impact Ventures, www.socialimpactventures.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuels,  


Maritime Biofuel Collaboration Announced in Singapore (Int'l)
BHP, Goodfuels,International Maritime Organization
Date: 2017-09-27
In Singapore, energy providers BHP and GoodFuels report they have agreed to collaborate on a biofuels pilot project in 2018 as part of a larger discussion on the use of biofuels as a sustainable alternative maritime shipping fuel.

The two firms joined forces at the Singapore Biofuel Roundtable organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The roundtable comes at an opportune time in light of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 0.5 percent global sulphur cap on marine fuels which will come into effect from 2020, as well as he IMO's longer term plan to lower carbon emissions for shipping.

MPA is seeking seek collaborative partnerships with shipowners on the bio-energy front, including finding solutions to barriers to the use of biofuels. (Source: MPA, BHP, Goodfuels, American Shipper, 25 Sept., 2017) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO , info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com/marine MPA, Andrew Tan, CEO, +65 6375 1600, www.mpa.gov.sg; International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News ,  Marine Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  BHP,  Goodfuels,  International Maritime Organization,  


GoodFuels Program Aims to Accelerate Marine Biofuels Use (Ind. Report)
GoodFuels
Date: 2017-05-31
Dutch marine biofuels specialist GoodFuels is reporting the launch of its GoodShipping programme designed to 'accelerate' the amount of low-carbon fuels in the marine-fuel mix. The program allows the cargo owner to purchase low-carbon, compatible and sustainable drop-in biofuels rather than relying on the ship owner to change its fuel mix. The big difference with other sustainability initiatives is that the GoodShipping Program changes the marine fuel mix and thereby realizes a carbon reduction within the industry. Every ocean cargo owner can participate in the GoodShipping Program regardless of its volume, location, trade routes and existing contracts with carriers and/or freight forwarders.

The first Good Trade Lane will be launched in autumn 2017. GoodFuels' produces sustainable biofuels from waste and residues, and is supported by several NGOs. (Source: GoodFuels, PR, 30 May, 2017) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO , info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com/marine

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuels,  Marine Biofuel,  Drop-in fuel,  


Amsterdam Expects Biodiesel Blends to Cut CO2 Emissions (Int'l)
Port of Amsterdam ,Good Fuels
Date: 2017-03-13
The Port of Amsterdam reports that vessels in its fleet will now run on fuel containing 30 pct biodiesel, reducing CO2 emissions by 25 percent compared to conventional diesel.

The port notes that, following a successful pilot, GoodFuels Marine has been awarded the tender to supply the Port of Amsterdam's fleet of five patrol vessels with the biodiesel bunkers. (Source: Port of Amsterdam, Ship & Bunker, 10 Mar., 2017) Contact: Good Fuels Marine, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, info@goodfuels.com, goodfuels.com/marine; Port of Amsterdam, www.portofamsterdam.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  Marine Biofuel,  Marine Emissions,  CO2,  Good Fuels,  

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