With the IMO 2020 already in force, UECC through this collaboration aims to reduce carbon footprint and the emissions of its existed LNG fleet with the use of sustainable marine biofuel.
The biofuel ‘drops in’ to normal fuel tanks, virtually eliminating CO2 and substantially reducing SOX. Due to the absence of sulphur, the Bio-Fuel Oil can also be used to replace distillate fuels.
This agreement demonstrates our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of our existing tonnage and further complements the emissions reductions on our existing LNG fleet, as well as our LNG battery hybrid newbuilds.
...Daniel Gent, Energy & Sustainability Manager, UECC informed.
For the records, this is the first in a series of bunkering operations among March and May 2020, and the fuel will be bunkered at the Port of Rotterdam.
As UECC informed, M/V Autosky will conduct the trial test of the biofuel oil under its normal route between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Santander, Spain. Through the trials, both sides goal to result a drop of more than 6.500 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
This trial will help UECC to further prove the applicability and technical suitability of biofuels for the ro-ro segment. Importantly, we also want to prove to leading car manufacturers that biofuels are a great way to immediately decarbonise their cargo and help change the sector for the better.
...said Isabel Welten, CCO, GoodFuels.
Concluding, the M/V Autosky is one of 20 vessels that UECC uses to transport cars, vans and high, heavy cargo in Europe.