Mitsui OSK Lines, has announced that its group company, Aquarius LNG Shipping, has conducted sea trials of its owned LNG carrier, Papua, using biofuel.
Approximately 1,500 tons of biofuel was supplied by ExxonMobil Marine Limited on the vessel at the Port of Singapore.
The biofuel is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The marine biofuel used is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with up to 25% waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME).
The bio-component has been accredited by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) organisation.
Papua was built in 2015 by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding to provide LNG transportation for PNG LNG projects in Papua New Guinea.
MOL has been operating Papua under a long-term charter contract for the project operated by ExxonMobil.
Biofuel is positioned as an effective alternative to fossil fuels in the MOL Group's new environmental strategy 'MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1', which was announced in June last year.
MOL Group continually takes a proactive stance in promoting the Adoption of Clean Alternative Fuels with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in ocean transport.
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