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ClassNK publishes ‘Handling of the use of biofuels on ships’ guide to support decarbonisation

13 Aug 2021

Classification society ClassNK on Monday (2 August) published the Handling of the use of biofuels on ships online guide to support the shipping industry’s decarbonisation efforts.

The Handling of the use of biofuels on ships guide outlines the procedures required for their trial and permanent use, and the cautions and measures to be taken in their handling.

“Biofuels are renewable fuels produced from biological organisms (biomass) in which the primary raw materials used are vegetable oils,” informs ClassNK.

“Biofuels do not emit SOx during combustion, and they are generally considered “carbon neutral” because source plants at their growing process are likely to absorb CO2 emitted from combustion.

“In addition, depending on the type of fuel, it can be used as a marine fuel without modifying the specifications of existing diesel engines (drop-in fuel).

The online guide can be accessed from ClassNK’s official website via the URL: https://www.classnk.or.jp/hp/en/info_service/bio/


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Published: 13 August, 2021

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