Marine biofuel bunkering takes place at Tokyo port
Buena Reina was chartered by Marubeni Corporation and the operation took place in Tokyo Bay, the largest port in Japan.
The marine biofuel is a blend of conventional bunker fuel oil (VLSFO) and approximately 24% biofuel.
The biofuel is composed of biomass (organic resources derived from living organisms), waste oil, which is a by-product of biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester, abbreviated as FAME) production from waste cooking oil, and green methanol extracted from by-product gas generated in the wood pulp production process.
This is a fully recycled green fuel that emits virtually no CO2.
A spokesman said: “It thoroughly recycles waste oil and utilises it efficiently, using green methanol instead of fossil resource-derived methanol commonly used in conventional biodiesel production. Bunkering by ASAHI has resulted in zero emissions of greenhouse gases in terms of transportation.
“We will continue to collaborate with Marubeni to address various issues in the shipping industry, such as low-carbonisation and decarbonisation, and provide highly sustainable services.”