Japanese shipping major K Line successfully conducted a trial use of marine biofuel, supplied by global integrated energy company BP on its car carrier Polaris Highway.
t is known that biofuel is an alternative fuel that can reduce the environmental impact, while it can be used without changing the specifications of the existing diesel engine of the ship.
As informed, K LINE signed a deal for marine biofuel supply with bp. The marine biofuel was delivered to the vessel at the Dutch port of Flushing on Nov 6th, 2021. After leaving Europe Emission Control Area, the vessel conducted the trial use of the marine biofuel.
According to the company, this marine biofuel uses renewable organic resources such as biomass which don’t utilize as foodstuff and feed crop. In fact, marine biofuel has the potential to become an environmentally friendly alternative fuel, able to reduce CO2 by about 80-90%.
K-Line is targeting to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050, deploying zero emissions vessels that burn alternative marine fuels, such as ammonia, hydrogen and synthetic fuel. The company is also planning to launch 40 LNG-fuelled vessels by 2030, as well as LPG/ammonia VLGCs in 2023.