Tufton and GoodFuels successfully complete biofuel voyage to accelerate sustainability in shipping

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Tufton completed a successful voyage using 100% sustainable marine biofuel in partnership with GoodFuels, Stolt Tankers and the technical managers Synergy Group.
The sustainable biofuel, derived from feedstocks such as used cooking oil and waste animal fats, was used on board the 20,762 DWT chemical tanker Monax on its voyage from North Europe to Canada.
This sustainable biofuel delivers a well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction of between 80% and 90% compared to fossil fuel equivalents, without requiring modifications to the engine or the fuel infrastructure.
Monax is one of the seven Tufton vessels that operate under the Stolt Tankers Joint Service (STJS) Deep-Sea Fleet pool.
Andrew Hampson, Chief Executive Officer at Tufton, said: “I am pleased to see the positive results of the biofuel powered voyage. Tufton is committed to increasing the use of zero emission fuels in commercial operation over time as a step towards transitioning the portfolio fully to zero-carbon energy sources by 2050.”
Bart Hellings, Chief Operating Officer at GoodFuels, added: “As a market leader and pioneer, supplying a credible sustainable solution to Tufton demonstrates how our sustainable marine biofuels can unlock an immediate decarbonisation impact, while also supporting the wider shipping industry to meet its environmental regulatory targets.
“The time for action on shipping’s carbon emissions is now, and Tufton is joining the ranks of our marine biofuel pioneers committed to sustainability.”
Lucas Vos, President, Stolt Tankers, said: “It’s great to see the positive results of the biofuel trial and I am pleased that Stolt Tankers and Tufton have taken the first step in our mutual commitment to protecting the environment. We are committed to working with our partners to explore new technologies as the industry moves towards a carbon-neutral future while continuing to provide customers with the highest levels of quality and safety that they expect from us.”