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Jumbo and GoodFuels in joint initiative to test marine Bio-Fuel Oil

19 Aug 2019

Global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and marine biofuel company GoodFuels on Monday (19 August) announced a joint initiative to test marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project.

The project will see sustainable ‘drop-in’ Bio-Fuel Oil delivered to Jumbo's offshore vessel Fairplayer ahead of her departure to the North Sea; she will be supplied by GoodFuels' logistics partner VARO Energy.

The second-generation Bio-Fuel Oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents, and contains no sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.

“Jumbo has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 50 years with sustainable innovation being one of our top priorities,” said Wout Janssens, Director Operations & Engineering at Jumbo.

“We are, therefore, keen to work together with GoodFuels on this project. By testing the Bio-Fuel Oil, we are taking a major step towards a sustainably powered fleet.”

The partnership paves the way for a fossil fuel to renewables energy transition in the offshore support sector, says Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and Founder at GoodFuels.

“We are very proud of our cooperation with Jumbo, which is taking a market-leading position in testing GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil,” he notes.

“Together with our new partner, we continue to fulfil our mission as accelerators of the energy transition: by now making strides in offshore market, as we have already achieved in the shipping industry.”

GoodFuels earlier completed biofuel trials with a Danish bulk carrier from NORDEN A/S and French container liner from CMA-CGM.

The sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil developed by GoodFuels have underwent three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers.

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Photo credit: GoodFuels
Published: 20 August, 2019

 

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