IINO Conducts Biofuel Trial Onboard Tanker In Singapore

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IINO Kaiun Kaisha (IINO) has announced it has undertaken a trial on one of its vessels using a marine biofuel blend delivered in Singapore, says an article published on bunkerspot.

Biofuel blend

The bunkering, which took place in mid-December, saw the chemical tanker Chemroad Echo supplied with B24 marine biofuel, consisting of 24% fatty acid methyl easter (FAME), blended with very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). The biofuel blend was delivered by bp.

Well-to-wake approach

‘The FAME component of the marine biofuel blend used in this trial led to a reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the voyage on a lifecycle, well-to-wake approach,’ commented IINO.

‘Biofuel blends are particularly helpful as a “drop in” solution available to existing fleets without the need for modifications to the engine or infrastructure in most applications.’

Renewable sources

FAME is a biofuel – more commonly known as biodiesel – which is largely produced from recycled used cooking oils and renewable oil sources, and has physical properties similar to those of conventional diesel and is biodegradable.

Accounting for a total volume

As previously reported, last week, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) highlighted five biofuel bunker operations that took place in Singapore between October 2022 and February 2023 as part of trials for two supply chains of biofuel blends sourced from different origins.

As previously reported, there were 90 biofuel operations at the Port of Singapore in 2022 accounting for a total volume of 140,000 tonnes.

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Source: Bunkerspot