Aderco International SA, with its roots originating from the maritime sector, received the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award in April for driving innovation to enhance the performance of energy transition in both the shipping and inland sectors.
Coincidentally, 2021 is also the 40th year anniversary of the Switzerland-based fuel treatment technology specialist, learns Manifold Times.
“Receiving such an award is a recognition of more than 40 years of work,” Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, told the Singapore bunkering publication.
“At Aderco, we work every day to offer 100% natural sustainable products, as well as to respond to the concerns of our customers by offering them the best possible follow-up and expertise.
“This award demonstrates that we are in the air of time, that we offer sustainable products and a world-class service.”
According to Baiwir, IMO 2020 was one of the greatest moments in the company’s 40-year history. The development has allowed the company to make a positive impact in helping ship owners make the transition to IMO 2020 compliant marine fuels.
“Since 1st January 2020, and after what can only be described as the most successful year in the company’s history, Aderco has been extremely active in assisting ship owners, ship managers and charterers with regard to the new IMO low sulphur regulations compliance,” he shared.
“The very build up to the low sulphur fuels deadline, involved the entire Aderco technical team guiding both ship owners and ship managers on the importance of tank cleaning before any of the new VLSFO fuel was added to the ship’s tanks and why the use of fuel treatments was, and still is today, so important in the maintenance and operation of marine diesel engines.
“With the industry entering uncharted waters and the topic being of such great importance, Aderco produced a series of videos covering the subjects of fuel availability, fuel costs, the increased hazards during fuel changeover procedures, fuel lubricity and incompatibility of fuels, the presence of catalytic fines and contaminants, as well as the issues of insurance and indemnity cover.”
Aderco, meanwhile, is still focused on offering practical solutions and help for vessels affected by low sulphur bunker fuels as part of their normal day-to-day activities.
Baiwir was proud to highlight Aderco’s products, namely Aderco 2055G, as the most effective solution to engine contamination resulting from poorly blended VLSFO bunker fuels; and in many cases, has helped a ship suffering from fuel contamination get back to port safely.
“At the very heart of this innovation is Aderco technology where we have also delivered evolving technologies for the entire shipping industry,” he explains.
“Fuel remains an essential part of global trade and logistics and will likely continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Our ambition is to fully support the maritime sector, including the use of bio-fuels, whilst striving for greater sustainability and environmental security.”
Aderco has gain more than 10 years of expertise in the use of biofuel for industrial applications, and has more than four years of experience in providing additives for biofuel treatment in a maritime environment.
“We are happy to share that numerous test results show Aderco products are able to positively influence biofuel performance,” says Baiwir.
“Aderco products act as a fuel detergent. In addition to improving the carbon footprint, the technology provides proven and clear returns for its customers in terms of reducing operational costs; through the reduction of fuel consumption, optimisation of fuel combustion and prevention of unscheduled downtime, amongst many other benefits.”
Additionally, Baiwir was quick to note all Aderco products are environmentally-friendly and consist of 100% vegetal-organic, ashless, solvent-free and metal-free molecules.
Classified as non-hazardous, Aderco has successfully treated an incredible 40 billion tonnes of fuels over the past 40 years.
Moving forward, Baiwir shares the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award has reinforced Aderco’s stand on environment sustainability and its contribution towards humanitarian relief.
He notes the company is already involved with the One Tree Planted foundation where Aderco has pledged to plant about 10,000 trees per year; the Ocean Purpose Project to solve the ocean plastic crisis and promote ocean conservation at scale, including coral reforestation; and Mercy Ships which currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ships in the world providing humanitarian aid.
Notably, Baiwir highlights Aderco to be targeting the launch of plastic-free packaging for its products by 2025-2030.
“As a leading company in our sector, we believe it’s vitally important to not only share our values but to live them out also,” he exclaims.
“Environmental sustainability is one of the key topics and issues that we strive to address internally every day in terms of our products.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved over the past 40 years and, in close cooperation with our customers, suppliers and partners, we look forward with much enthusiasm to contributing more to our planet in the years to come.”
Photo credit: Aderco
Published: 27 May, 2021
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