Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully completed a second trial of sustainable marine biofuel onboard the M/V MOL Experience.
The specifications of the second trial were different from the first trial, with the mixing ratio three times higher in biofuel content, taking ONE another step closer to reducing its carbon footprint.
M/V MOL Experience was refuelled with marine biofuel during bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, in March.
The vessel, deployed in AL5 service, fully consumed the biofuel 24 days into the 36-day trial period, which ended on 12 April.
As with the first trial, the bunkering and testing period was performed in collaboration with shipowner Mitsui OSK Lines and the leading sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels.
The advanced biofuel used in the trial is produced from certified feedstocks labelled as 100% waste or residue, such as used cooking oil.
Takashi Mishima, general manager of Fleet Management, ONE, said: “The second trial was a big challenge for us because of the higher content ratio of biofuel. We are really happy to have completed the trial without any problem.
“We will continue to study biofuel usage for ONE’s fleet, as we have the ambition to use biofuels in high ratio and large quantities to decarbonize our fleet.”
Isabel Welten, chief commercial officer at GoodFuels, said: “This is another important step towards accelerating the energy transition across shipping. Together with ONE, we are working towards a more structural supply of sustainable marine biofuels, and this second successful trial with ONE shows that there is great momentum behind advanced, sustainable biofuels today and into the future.”
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