ExxonMobil successfully delivered two commercial bio-based marine fuel oil bunkering operations in the Port of Singapore on 13 August 2022 and 27 September 2022.
APUA, chartered by Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Global Company LDC (PNG LNG), received ExxonMobil’s marine biofuel via ship-to-ship transfer in Singapore waters as part of the two deliveries. The bio-based marine fuel oil was consumed during PAPUA’s voyages in the Asia Pacific region.
The marine biofuel used is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with up to 25% waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The resulting blend meets International Organization for Standardization ISO 8217:2017, while the FAME content complies with EN 14214. The bio-component has been accredited by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) organisation.
This trial phase is an important step as we continue to test viable marine biofuels as an engine-ready alternative to conventional fuel oil
said Andre Kostelnik, President of SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil.
MOL as Owner’s representative of the LNG carrier, PAPUA, also stated that “biofuel is positioned as an effective alternative to fossil fuels in the MOL Group’s new environmental strategy ‘MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1’, which was announced in June 2021.”