Mainly, the biofuel is certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) body.
According to Maersk, H&M Group will be the first one to make use of this fuel, aiming to a carbon free transportation. The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) will provide a procedure to ensure carbon savings are accredited to Maersk's customers appropriately.
Maersk reported that the fuel provides savings of 85% compared to bunker fuel.
Søren Toft, Maersk COO commented
The biofuel trial on board Mette Maersk has proven that decarbonized solutions for shipping can already be utilized today, both technically and operationally. While it is not yet an absolutely final solution it is certainly part of the solution and it can serve as a transition solution to reduce CO2 emissions today.
Meanwhile, the target of this project is to present additional potential of sustainable fuels in order to become a commercial reality.
H&M Group will use the biofuel to achieve a broader product offering and will also help bring cost-efficient carbon-neutral options for the carbon neutral transportation.