NORDEN and shipowner Spar Shipping recently bunkered approximately 1,100 tonnes of biofuel at GoodFuels in Rotterdam which was used on two voyages bound for Asia and Africa respectively.
The bunkering has marked an important milestone in NORDEN’s commitment to offer greener shipping solutions to customers.
Henrik Røjel, head of decarbonisation and climate solutions at NORDEN, said: “At NORDEN, we consider biofuel a key transition fuel on our journey to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and we are therefore pleased that a shipowner like Spar Shipping is equally keen to partner with us in accelerating the usage of biofuel in the maritime industry to the benefit of our customers and society at large.”
The advantage of biofuel, over other low carbon fuels, is that it can be used onboard vessels without any type of modification to the current engine design, thereby minimising risk for shipowners who are ready to take the step into using biofuel.
Jarle Ellefsen, CEO of Spar Shipping, said: “For Spar Shipping AS it is very much a question of being able to facilitate the use of sustainable biofuel onboard the vessels, to gain experience and to push the comfort zone in a deliberate manner.
“It is very much greenfield work, and it is in our interest to participate to create a well-functioning market for sustainable biofuel where both availability and low cost is addressed through economies of scale. What is not affordable is not sustainable either. To this end, we are all influencers these days.”
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