Jumbo is testing biofuels

Heavy-lift shipping company Jumbo has teamed up with Goodfuels to test marine biofuel on an offshore decommissioning project. The biofuel is derived from forest residues and waste oil products and is expected to deliver an 80 to 90% CO2 reduction, measured from well to propeller.

The biofuel will be delivered to Jumbo’s heavy-lift vessel Fairplayer before it heads out to the north sea for an offshore decommissioning contract. According to Goodfuels, the test project paves the way for a greener offshore support industry.

The Dutch biofuel manufacturer claims its second-generation “drop-in” biofuel can be used in any ship engine without modification. Next to drastically lowering the CO2 emissions of the vessel, it also does eliminates sulphur oxide emissions as the fuel does not contain any sulphur.

The partnership with Jumbo follows two other trial projects from Goodfuels with Danish bulk carrier Norden and French container line CMA-CGM. Goodfuels has also worked together worked together with Boskalis in the past.

“Jumbo has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 50 years with sustainable innovation being one of our top priorities. We are, therefore, keen to work together with GoodFuels on this project. By testing the biofuel oil, we are taking a major step towards a sustainably powered fleet,” said Wout Janssens, Director Operations & Engineering at Jumbo.

Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and Founder at GoodFuels, commented: “We are very proud of our cooperation with Jumbo, which is taking a market-leading position in testing GoodFuels’ biofuel oil. Together with our new partner, we continue to fulfil our mission as accelerators of the energy transition by now making strides in the offshore market, as we have already achieved in the shipping industry.”

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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