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Japanese consortium collaborates on biofuel test engine

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Engine developer Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced a collaboration with shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) for the research and development of a biofuel test engine.

The two companies plan to carry out engine testing using biofuel supplied by GoodFuels, a leading biofuel supplier based in the Netherlands.

According to a release from J-ENG, the test engine is located in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Research and Innovation Centre, where various fuel tests can be carried out.

Earlier this year, GoodFuels supplied biofuel to Dutch beer company Heineken, powering the first inland vessel with 100% sustainable biofuel, demonstrating up to a 90% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to fossil fuels.