Jumbo trials biofuels

Dutch heavylift shipping company Jumbo has teamed up with compatriot marine biofuel company GoodFuels to test marine biofuel on an offshore decommissioning project in a bid to move the offshore support sector towards renewables.

The Jumbo collaboration follows GoodFuels’ completion of two deliveries of sustainable drop in biofuel in the shipping sector – in tandem with Danish bulk carrier Norden and French containerline CMA CGM.

Jumbo’s offshore vessel, Fairplayer, will be fuelled with biofuel ahead of its departure to the North Sea.

BioFuels’s second-generation Bio-Fuel Oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, which the company claims to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents, and contains no sulphur oxide emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.

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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