Successful biofuel supply chain trial

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The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) successfully bunkered the third supply chain of a biofuel blend as part of its pilot to develop a quality, quantity and GHG abatement assurance framework for drop-in green fuels earlier in the summer.
Partnering with tonnage provider Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), this GCMD-led trial involved the Kaupang, a mid-sized gas carrier equipped with an LPG dual-fuel engine.
As opposed to sailing on conventional fuel oil, LPG propulsion can reduce emissions. Using LPG requires a pilot fuel; replacing the pilot fuel with a biofuel blend can further reduce emissions.
In this trial, approximately 200 MT of a B30 biofuel blend of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and marine gas oil (MGO) provided by GoodFuels was bunkered in the Port of Vlissingen in Flushing as the pilot fuel for LPG propulsion.
Supply chain trials
Prior to this trial, GCMD had successfully traced two supply chains of FAME-based biofuel blends with synthetic DNA from production to consumption through Singapore.
In this most recent trial, GCMD collaborated with GoodFuels, Control Union and IDS to deploy an...

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