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ADNOC trials biofuel on its OSVs

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has said it will trial biofuel on its ships.

“We’re studying with one of our subsidiary companies the usage of biofuel and how that can reduce fuel consumption to meet some of the targets for [the] Adnoc group of companies,” Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, chief executive of Adnoc Logistics and Services, told The National newspaper in an interview in the UAE over the weekend.

Biofuel sourced from Adnoc Distribution, the group’s fuel distribution arm, will be used on a number of offshore support vessels in Abu Dhabi on a trial basis this year.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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