Boskalis and GoodFuels Marine successfully test UPM BioVerno in a dredger

September 12, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, Boskalis and GoodFuels Marine announced the successful performance of live tests on a sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel called UPM BioVerno. The fuel supplied by Finnish UPM Biofuels is the first ever biofuel derived from wood residue used in a marine fleet.

Boskalis vessel “EDAX”, a 1696 deadweight tonne (DWT) cutter suction dredger, has successfully used the fuel in bio/fossil blends going up to 50% as it worked on phase one of the Marker Wadden project in the first half of 2016. This resulted in a CO2 saving of 600Mt over the operating period. The EUR33 million project includes the construction of an island with underwater landscaping to restore the Markermeer’s delicate ecosystem.

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