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Biofuel bunkers make headway into Netherlands

26 Jan 2018

Biofuel bunkers, from today, will be available at the port of Rotterdam through a collaboration between fuel producer GoodFuels Marine and bunker supplier Reinplus Fiwado Bunker (RFB).

RFB, a Varo Energy subsidiary, is also planning to make the product available along inland shipping routes in the Netherlands through the bunkering network of its parent firm.

Varo Energy is the largest independent bunkering company for Rhine and inland shipping and has been active since 1925.

“Due to climate targets and stricter emission requirements, the demand for alternative shipping fuels is increasing,” said Ben van Kol, Managing Director of Reinplus Fiwado Bunker.

“We are proud to provide our shipping customers with sustainable biofuels through the collaboration between GoodFuels Marine and our parent company VARO Energy. We will ensure that these fuels are available throughout our entire bunker network.”

GoodFuels Marine’s sustainable biofuels have been specifically developed for shipping and save up to 90% carbon dioxide (CO2) and 100% sulphur compared to fossil fuels, it says.

The biofuels are suitable for every type of marine engine, without requiring any modifications.

“We are very pleased that this collaboration will enable us to offer one of the most climate-friendly options for shipping through the largest inland bunker network in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region,” notes Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels Marine.

“We are confident that this will further accelerate the sustainability of shipping.”

Photo credit: GoodFuels Marine
Published: 26 January, 2018
 

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