Jumbo, GoodFuels to test marine bio-fuel oil on decommissioning project

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Heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo will work with marine biofuel company GoodFuels on a project to test marine bio-fuel oil.

The joint initiative, which will be trialled on an offshore decommissioning project, paves the way for a transition from fossil fuels to renewables in the offshore support sector. The decommissioning project will remove infrastructure used to produce fossil fuels, while simultaneously accelerating the energy transition through the use of bio-fuel oil.

The collaboration follows the completion of two successful deliveries of sustainable drop-in bio-fuel oil by GoodFuels in the shipping sector – one to Danish bulk carrier Norden, and the second to French container line CMA-CGM.

GoodFuels will deliver sustainable drop-in bio-fuel oil to Jumbo’s offshore vessel, the Fairplayer, ahead of the vessel’s departure to the North Sea. The fuel oil will be supplied by GoodFuels’ logistics partner Varo Energy.

“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 of operations and 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.”

“We are very proud of our cooperation with Jumbo, which is taking a market-leading position in testing GoodFuels’ bio-fuel oil,” added Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and founder of GoodFuels. “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’ second-generation bio-fuel oil is derived from forest residues and waste oil products. It delivers an 80-90% well-to-propeller reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to fossil fuel equivalents, and contains no sulphur oxide emissions.