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IKEA, CMA CGM and GoodShipping Complete Biofuel Test Program

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 05 Dec 2019

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IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, the CMA CGM Group, and the GoodShipping Program have today announced the successful completion of their 2019 biofuel test programme on CMA CGM vessels, following the positive trials of Heavy Fuel Oil-equivalent Bio-Fuel Oil during CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT’s North Europe-Asia trip, which occurred in September and October 2019. This latest development follows the world premiere refuelling of a container ship with sustainable biofuel, when the CMA CGM WHITE SHARKtook on the bunker during a call at the Port of Rotterdam in March 2019.

Under the unprecedented trial, sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil was used in a blend with conventional fossil-based marine fuels to power a vessel on a major oceangoing route. Both applications of the Bio-Fuel Oil showed a positive result, thus provingthe technical compatibility of sustainable marine biofuels. These developments demonstrate the viability of advanced biofuels to meet current and future environmental regulations and emissions reductions targets, delivering a more sustainable shipping industry.

The Bio-Fuel Oil trialled by CMA CGM across both vessels was supplied by leading biofuels company GoodFuels, and is the first ever HFO-equivalent biofuel. All GoodFuels sustainable marine fuels are virtually Sox free and deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Thu, 05 Dec 2019
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