Volkswagen opts for biofuel on European roro

Biofuel supplier GoodFuels has won a contract from Volkswagen to supply its fuel on the roro carrier Patara. The ship crosses Europe carrying the German manufacturer’s cars using fuel which GoodFuels claims reduces the vessel’s CO2 emissions by a minimum of 85%, and cuts all SOx emissions.

The fuel is made from a sustainably sourced biofuel recipe from various certified feedstocks labelled as waste or residue. It drops in to normal fuel tanks.

Isabel Welten, chief commercial officer at GoodFuels, commented: “We are extremely proud that a global brand like Volkswagen Group Logistics has sustainable shipping at the forefront of its operations, and is supporting our mission as an impact company to accelerate the energy transition in heavy transport.”

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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