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Unifeeder and GoodFuels complete first bio-bunkering operation at Rotterdam Port

08 Oct 2021

Sustainable biofuels pioneer GoodFuels and international feeder and shortsea company Unifeeder on Thursday (7 October) succeeded in completing their first bunkering of sustainable marine biofuel in the Port of Rotterdam.

Under a new partnership, the shortsea container ship Elbsummer was bunkered with a blend of marine biofuel produced from 100% sustainable feedstock and marine gas oil (MGO) before starting its journey towards Helsinki, Finland.

The first bio-bunkering between GoodFuels and Unifeeder aligns with both companies’ ambition to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of European transportation and improve the environmental impact of the shipping industry. 

GoodFuels supplies sustainable biofuels to the global shipping industry that ‘drop in’ existing engines without requiring any modifications to the engine components or fuel infrastructure, and enable instant decarbonisation impact.

GoodFuels’ sustainable marine biofuels reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% well-to-exhaust, and eliminate SOx emissions almost entirely. Its entire portfolio of biofuels is 100% sustainable because they are produced from various certified feedstocks labelled as waste or residue. 

Similarly to GoodFuels, Unifeeder is owned by global end-to-end logistics firm DP World is also positioning as a frontrunner for sustainability in shipping, and is fully dedicated to reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions with its own target of decarbonising its fleet by 50% by 2040. 

Partnering with GoodFuels is an impactful and immediate way of Unifeeder achieving its goals by using a solution that is market-ready and available today.

“We are delighted to see Unifeeder join the ranks of our maritime pioneer partners committed to sustainability. This partnership demonstrates once again that solutions do already exist today to reduce emissions from shipping. Our marine biofuels respect the environment on all fronts, as they are sourced from feedstocks that are sustainable and do not compete with food production or cause deforestation,” says Isabel Welten, Chief Commercial Officer at GoodFuels.

“We are delighted by the results of this first bio-bunkering, which is in line with our long-term commitment towards the environment. Shortsea shipping already provides a greener alternative to inland transport, and GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel is a meaningful solution that allows us to reduce our emissions in an immediate, significant and measurable way,” says Timm Niebergall, Shortsea Director at Unifeeder.


Photo credit: Unifeeder
Published: 8 October, 2021

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