Bunker Holding, together with subsidiary Bunker One, will soon offer delivery of biofuel to vessels passing the Danish straits in the Skaw and Gothenburg areas via the bunker tanker M/T Amak Swan, it said on Tuesday (11 May).
The 3,500 metric tonne (mt) capacity bunker tanker has already commenced trials of using biofuel in own engine for an additional three to four weeks before Bunker One is ready to make the product available on the market.
Through rigorous quality control testing, Bunker One decided to proceed with the new B30 biofuel blend which consists of a second-generation bio feedstock resulting in a lowering of Amak Swan’s well-to-wake CO2 emissions discharge by 26%.
“We are extremely pleased to have reached this important milestone in our sustainability journey and now have Amak Swan using biofuel,” says Christoffer Berg Lassen, CCO of Bunker Holding.
“We are a strong supporter of the move to sustainable energy sources, and we have been intensifying our efforts within this important agenda for some time now.
“We realise that there are still many unanswered questions and uncertainties in connection with sustainable marine fuels, but we are confident that biofuel is a significant step in the right direction, as well as a necessary step for us as the world’s largest bunker supplier.”
M/T Amak Swan is owned by Uni-Tankers and operated by Bunker Holding subsidiary Bunker One.
“We want to be a driver of green innovation and to provide sustainable solutions for the shipping industry,” adds Berg Lassen.
“With our global presence and our local expertise, we see our role as a vital facilitator in the transition to more sustainable fuel types, and we hope to be able to implement solutions in other regions to meet the worldwide rise in demand for sustainable energy sources.”
Photo credit: Bunker Holding
Published: 11 May, 2021
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