- Stena Bulk Performs a Test Running an MR Tanker on 100% biofuel.
- MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil bunkered onto the Stena Immortal to be used to power the main engine.
- The reduction of CO2 by using this particular biofuel is around 83% and this trial will reduce the emissions with 690 mt.
- Bio-fuel is based on waste and thereby does not compete with food production.
Stena Bulk to perform test run of an MR tanker on 100% biofuel, says a press release published on their website.
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, the Netherlands.
Stena Immortal bunkered
The fuel has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal to be used to power the main engine in normal operations to test and prove the technical and operational feasibility.
According to Erik Hånell, President and CEO Stena Bulk, this test will contribute to push the industry and pave the way towards more sustainable shipping.
“We want to be able to offer our customers additional options with less environmental impact in the future and by conducting the trial in normal operations we want to show that being sustainable doesn’t have to interfere with core business.”
Are biofuels compatible with regular fuels?
Biofuels are compatible with regular fuels but produced from biomass or biowaste instead of fossil oil.
Usage of 2nd generation fuel
- While there are many kinds of biofuel Stena Bulk uses only 2nd generation fuel.
- They are based on waste and thereby do not compete with food production.
- In this case the fuel is made from used cooking oil.
The reduction of CO2 by using this particular biofuel is around 83%.
Apart from contributing to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions the fuel also emits significantly lower levels of SOx than regular compliant fuels.
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Source: Stena Bulk