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Watch: Stena Bulk tests biofuel on MR tanker

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running on an MR tanker on 100% biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam.

Infographic: The fuels of the future

IMO has developed an ambitious target to achieve a minimum of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. However, to keep in line with this target, shipping industry must trust alternative fuels, that will lead it into the decarbonized future.

US biofuel production to slowly grow until 2050

The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020) projects that US biofuel production will slowly increse through 2050, mainly driven by economic and policy factors.

UECC to start three-month biofuel trials

The European ro-ro operator UECC along with the marine biofuel company GoodFuels will collaborate in order to trial the use of marine biofuel upon ro-ro vessels. In fact, the three-month trial will test 3.000 metric tons of Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100) onboard the M/V Autosky vessel carrier.

ADNOC to test biofuel to reduce its sulphur emissions

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will test biofuel as a bunkering fuel for ships, in an effort to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, the chief executive of the company’s logistics and services subsidiary said.

Hapag-Lloyd to use biofuel for CO2 emissions reduction

German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd announced that one of its ships recently refueled in Rotterdam with a new, eco-friendly biofuel, as part of the company’s plan to reduce CO2 emissions generated by its operating ships. 

Year in Review: Environmental issues that caught shipping’s eye in 2019

As we are approaching the end of another exciting year for shipping, without a doubt the focus of everyone ahead of 2020 will be on IMO sulphur cap. This issue, along with decarbonization in general, has emerged as a main priority for the sector, with companies trying to find ways to cut their emissions. In this article, we take a look back at 2019, and we identify the key environmental moments that left their mark.

Solar PV market to grow remarkably in the next five years

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recently issued its Renewables 2019 report with the aim to analyse and forecast renewable energy and technologies from 2019 to 2024; providing global trends and developments for renewable energy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors.

Biofuel test programme successfully concluded on CMA CGM vessels

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, and the GoodShipping Program announced the successful completion of their 2019 biofuel test programme on CMA CGM vessels, following the positive trials of HFO-equivalent Bio-Fuel Oil during CMA CGM Alexander Vob Humboldt’s North Europe-Asia trip, which took place in September and October 2019.

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