The test that reflects a major step towards the decarbonisation of ocean freight, was the companies cooperating in a first-of-its-kind partnership for the shipping industry.
The CMA CGM WHITE SHARK, a 5,095 TEU container vessel, was refuelled with the bio-fuel oil on March 23, while calling at Rotterdam.
The results taken from the trial, will provide to the shipping industry a demonstration into the scalability, sustainability and technical compliance of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil.
The maritime sector and its stakeholders will gain benefits concerning their environmental strategies in light of IMO's decarbonisation pathway.
In addition, the marine bio-fuel was developed by GoodFuels, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, after undergoing three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers.
The second-generation bio-fuel oil is derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil products, is expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents, and virtually eliminates sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions - all without any requirement for engine modifications.
Concluding, the trial was facilitated by the GoodShipping Program, a sustainable initiative dedicated to decarbonising ocean freight.