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Published: 2018-09-26

Sailing on cooking oil

Technology Sailing on cooking oil

Photo: GoodShipping Program

In collaboration with GoodShipping Program, the container carrier Samskip Endeavour sailed on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), made from used cooking oil, instead of heavy fuel oil (HFO).

The vessel was bunkered with 22k litres of HVO, a biofuel supplied by GoodFuel Marine. According to GoodShipping Program, the emission of some 40t of CO2 was avoided. In addition, since HVO replaced HFO, also the local emissions of sulphur, soot, and black carbon were reduced.

The HVO shipment was performed on behalf of GoodShipping Program's clients, Tony's Chocolonely, Dopper, Blygold, Magic Marine, and Mystic. The amount of bunkered HVO corresponds with the annual sea freight volumes of the Program's customers.

"With this first bunkering, GoodShipping shows that it is possible for cargo owners to influence the carbon footprint of the sea freight in their supply chain. Thanks to the principle of mass balance, any company can join our program and have their sea freight shipped climate-neutral. Next to that, we are increasing demand and accelerating R&D in the field of marine biofuels […]. We don't have to wait for the sulphur cap, the next IMO meeting or for someone else to go first. You can make a positive impact, today," a press release from GoodShipping Program stated.
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