ExxonMobil to expand biofuel bunkering after successful trial

September 10, 2020 |

In the UK, ExxonMobil has completed a successful sea trial of the company’s first marine biofuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine biofuel oil is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with a second-generation waste-based FAME component (ISCC certified) – and will be available later this year – initially in Rotterdam – before wider launch across the ExxonMobil port network.

The trial demonstrated that the marine biofuel oil, which can provide a CO2 emission reduction of up to 40% compared with conventional marine fuel can be used in a relevant marine application without modification and can help operators take a significant step towards meeting their carbon emissions reduction targets. This also supports the International Maritime Organization’s ambition to reduce total annual GHG emissions from international shipping by 2050.

The Stena Bulk sea trial was carried out while the vessel was in commercial operation. The trial included evaluation of on-board storage, handling, and treatment and the fuel was consumed in engines and other machinery on-board.

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