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Uniper Energy, Neutral Fuels Partner on Maritime Biofuel (Int'l.)
Uniper Energy, Neutral Fuels, International Maritime Organization
Date: 2020-11-30
In the UAE, Uniper Energy DMCC (UED) and Dubai-based Neutral Fuels have announced a collaboration to provide maritime biofuel in Fujairah, UAE. UED supplies very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), and Neutral Fuels, winner of the ADIPEC 2020 Company of the Year Award in the Solutions to Climate Change category, pioneered the commercial viability of net zero biofuels to replace fossil fuels.

The two companies will blend UED's VLSFO and Neutral Fuels biofuel, creating a maritime fuel that meets the International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard, thereby cutting emissions of carbon dioxide. Limiting sulfur in shipping fuels to 0.5 pct as mandated by the IMO reduces a significant source of atmospheric pollution.

Neutral Fuels biofuels are produced from used vegetable cooking oil, have no land-use issues, are not in competition with food production, and do not cause or support deforestation, according to the company website. (Source: Neutral Fuels, Website PR, 26 Nov., 2020) Contact: Neutral Fuels, Gary Hubbard, CCO, +971 (0) 50 384 283, info@neutralfuels.com, www.neutralfuels.com; Uniper Energy, www.uniper.energy; International Maritime Organization, www.imo.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel,  Biofuel,  CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  International Maritime Organization,  


Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre Trialing Marine Biofuels (Int'l.)
Alfa Laval
Date: 2020-11-06
Lund, Sweden-based fluids handling specialist Alfa Laval reports its Test and Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmarg is collaborating with industry partners and research institutes for marine biofuels testing and taking a key role in the marine industry effort to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct over 2008 levels by 2050.

The first biofuel tested at the Centre will be one produced in India by MASH Energy, which is created through pyrolysis of waste biomass.

The company also noted it is in talks with additional biofuel producers, as well as other research partners including Aalborg University, where fuels derived from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology that can turn any wet organic material into an energy-dense bio-crude, are in focus. (Source: Alfa Laval, Manifold Times, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, Lars Bo Andersen, Manager, +46 46 36 65 00, alfa.laval@alfalaval.com, www.alfalaval.com/industries/marine-transportation/marine/alfa-laval-test-and-training-centre; MASH Energy, www.mash-energy.com; IMO. www.imo.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News International Maritime Organization,  Alfa Laval Marine Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  


ExxonMobil's Marine Biofuel Cuts CO2 Emissions 40 pct (Ind. Report)
ExxonMobil
Date: 2020-10-07
As previously reported in Sept., ExxonMobil's sea trial of "drop in" marine biofuel oil with Stena Bulk delivered a 40 pct reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the use of conventional high-sulphur bunker fuel. The trial included evaluation of onboard storage, handling, and treatment and the fuel was consumed in engines and other machinery onboard.

The marine biofuel is a 0.5 pct sulphur residual-based fuel or very low sulphur fuel oil processed with a second generation waste-based FAME component. The marine biofuel will initially be available in Rotterdam ahead of wider launch across the oil major's port network, according to a release. (Source: ExxonMobil, Seatrade News, sept., 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil,  Marine Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  CO2 Emissions,  


MSC Touts Hydrogen, Biofuels Maritime Fuel Mix (Int'l. Report)
Mediterranean Shipping Company
Date: 2020-10-07
According to Geneva, Switzerland-headquartered global maritime shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), hydrogen and biofuels are forecast to become key components of container shipping's future fuel mix and decarbonizing maritime fuels.

MSC is pioneering the large-scale usage of biofuel blends of up to 30 pct for bunkering container ships on a routine basis in Rotterdam. The company is also looking at fossilfuel sourced LNG as a potential bridging fuel as part of the industry's transition towards a zero-carbon future. MSC also notes that industry partnerships could help accelerate the development of clean hydrogen and other other fuels. (Source: Mediterranean Shipping Company, Seatrade Maritime News, 6 Oct., 2020) Contact: Mediterranean Shipping Company, Bud Darr,Exec. VP, 514 844 3711 -- Montreal Office, www.msc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  


Fraunhofer Touts Marine Biofuel Progress (New Prod & Tech, Int'l)
Fraunhofer Institute
Date: 2020-05-08
In Oberhausen, Germany, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT researchers are touting a new marine fuel made by converting bioethanol into diesel, gasoline or jet fuel that have nearly the same properties as fossil fuels and reduces soot emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 pct compared to fossil fuel.

Lead researcher Dr. Andreas Menne, a mechanical engineer who heads up the Biorefinery and Biofuels department and his colleagues are aiming to mitigate marine diesel's adverse impact on the climate with a new technology.

The UMSICHT researchers are producing up to 20 liters of the new biofuel a week in an experimental plant. The feedstock is bioethanol sourced from wheat straw. Although the synthetic diesel is still more expensive than diesel made of petroleum, it is ready to go to market, according to the release. (Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, 7-May, 2020 ) Contact: Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, Dr. Andreas Menne, +49 208 85980 www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/en.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fraunhofer Institute,  Biofuel,  Marine Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  


SK Chemicals Testing Marine Biodiesel Blends (Int'l Report)
SK Chemicals
Date: 2019-12-13
Reuters is reporting Pangyo, South Korea-based biofuels producer SK Chemicals announced tests are underway on blending its biodiesel with petroleum-based fuels to create low-sulphur marine oil compliant with International Maritime Organization's (IMO) move to mandate that from January 2020 ships must cut harmful emissions either by burning fuel with 0.5 pct sulphur, down from the current 3.5 pct, or installing emissions-removing scrubbers.

The company is also noted it is considering increasing its biofuels output by 50 pct as it eyes what will be a new market in the shipping sector.

SK Chemicals can produce 500,000 kilolitres per year of biodiesel and biofuel oil, primarily from palm fatty acid distillate. (Source: SK Chemicals, Nasdaq, Reuters, 12 Dec., 2019) Contact: SK Chemicals, 02-2008-2008, 02-2008-2009 - fax., www.skchemicals.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SK Chemicals,  Biodiesel,  Maritime Biofuel,  Marine Biofuel ,  


Danish Collaboration Investigating Maritime Biofuel (Int'l.)
NORDEN
Date: 2019-12-09
In Denmark, Hellerup-headquartered global "tramp" shipping company NORDEN A/S and Kvasir Technologies, a spin-off from the Technical University of Denmark, report they are are testing a plant-based biofuel as part of a joint industry initiative aimed at developing Danish expertise in environment-friendly low-carbon maritime shipping fuels.

Kvasir Technologies is focused on transforming biomass lignin and using it in fuel production. As part of the joint project, a full-scale test of Kvasir's fuel will be conducted on one of NORDEN's vessels to better understand the characteristics of biofuel and prove its suitability as a future maritime fuel,

In September 2018, NORDEN was the first to conduct a test voyage on a large ocean-going vessel powered by CO2 neutral biofuel. (Source: Norden, Bunkerspot, 6 Dec., 2019) Contact: Kvasir Technologies, +45 22 11 07 75, www.kvasirtechnologies.com NORDEN, Henrik Rojel, Fuel Efficiency and Decarbonisation Manager, +45 33 15 04 51, www.ds-norden.com

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


Netherlands Marine Biofuel Oil Test Success (Int'l. Report)
GoodFuels
Date: 2019-12-06
IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, the CMA CGM Group, and the GoodShipping Program are reporting the successful completion of their 2019 maritime biofuel trials of GoodFuels Heavy Fuel Oil-equivalent (HFO) Bio-Fuel Oil during CMA CGM North Europe-Asia voyages.

Under the trial, sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil was used in a blend with conventional fossil-based marine fuels to power a vessel on a major oceangoing route. Both applications of the Bio-Fuel Oil showed a positive result and the technical compatibility of sustainable marine biofuels.

The Bio-Fuel Oil trialed was supplied by Dutch sustainable marine biofuels specialist GoodfuelGoodFuels. (Source: GoodFuels, Green Car Congress, 5 Dec., 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,  


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,  


UK Ferry Trialing Green Biofuels' Green D+ Fuel (Int'l Report)
Red Funnel
Date: 2018-05-04
In the UK, Southamptoon, UK-based ferry boat operator Red Funnel Group reports it is trialing Green Biofuels' Green D+ fuel on its ro-pax ferries which operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

Green D+ is a fossil-free, low-emission renewable diesel fuel made by adding a nanotechnology-patented performance additive to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The HVO is produced from used cooking oil, plant oils such as palm and rapeseed oil, and others.

Red Funnel will trial Green D+ biofuel and varying amounts of low-sulfur marine gas oil to power the ferries' main engines and onboard generators. The aim is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Red Funnel, Cruise & Ferry, May, 2018) Contact: Red Funnel, Mark Slawsom, +44 0 2380 248500, www.redfunnel.co.uk; Green Biofuels Ireland, Magnus Hammick, COO, www.gbcorp.biz; Green D+, www.greendplus.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Biofuels,  Biofuel,  Maritime Biofuel,  

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