Japanese maritime transportation company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) on Friday (26 August) said it has conducted a trial use of marine biofuel, supplied by marine biofuel supply company GoodFuels, on Supramax bulker ALBION BAY with the cooperation of JFE Steel Corporation.
This is the second successful trial of marine biofuel by a “K” LINE vessel.
The vessel completed the loading operation of hot rolled steel coils at JFE Steel Corporation West Japan Works on 24 July, 2022 while the marine biofuel was delivered to the vessel off Singapore on 3 August, 2022.
After leaving Singapore, the vessel conducted the trial use of the marine biofuel and safely arrived at the discharging port at Pakistan on 16 August, 2022.
Marine biofuel has the potential to become an environmentally friendly alternative fuel, said “K” Line.
“Bio-diesel will be able to reduce CO2 by about 80-90% in the well-to-wake (from fuel generation to consumption) process without changing current engine specifications. We conduct this trial by using marine biofuel blended with bio-diesel and fossil fuel,” it said.
In addition to this trial, “K” LINE is planning a similar trial use of marine biofuel on a cape size bulker for raw material shipment of JFE Steel Corporation.
Last year, Manifold Times reported “K” Line conducting a trial use of marine biofuel supplied by global integrated energy company bp on car carrier Polaris Highway.
Photo credit: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Published: 29 August, 2022
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