Bunker One and Color Line collaborate on switch to biofuel

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Bunker One has been supplying B100 biofuel to Color Line’s SuperSpeed 1 and 2 ferries travelling between Hirtshals in Denmark and Larvik and Kristiansand in Norway.
With this switch to biofuel, Color Line’s two passenger ferries have reduced carbon emissions by approximately 85% on average on the biofuel quantities used.
With the EU ETS that took effect as of January 1 and the FuelEU Maritime just under a year away, Bunker One has been preparing for the expected boost in demand for lower carbon fuels, such as biofuel. Bunker One’s team of specialists has been running numerous laboratory tests and provided technical guidance in connection with biofuel trial runs with clients, making Bunker One an adept supplier and logistics partner.
“We are delighted with the results from our collaboration with Bunker One, who has been a longstanding business partner to Color Line. We have drawn on their ability and technical expertise, and they have been instrumental in catering to our specific needs and thus ensuring a seamless and effective delivery,” said Per Erik Olsen, EVP marine and technical in Color Line.
“Our collaboration with Color Line on the supply of biofuel is a prime example of what we do best, which is tailoring solutions to the individual needs of our clients.
“We ensured that the timely deliveries to Color Line’s two passenger ferries were orchestrated with great attention to detail and coordination between all parties involved to match the short port stays of the ferries. And it is this quick transition that highlights the value of a close partnership between Color Line and Bunker One,” added Peter Zachariassen, CEO of Bunker One.
Aware of the importance of reducing carbon emissions from well to wake, Bunker One and Color Line agreed to source the high-quality B100 biofuel from Danish DAKA ecoMotion. The FAME-grade/RED II-compliant B100 biofuel is produced locally in Denmark from organic waste.

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