Safe Bulkers undergoing biobunker trials

February 17, 2022 |

In Monaco, Safe Bulkers Inc is assessing the use of biofuels as alternative fuels. A number of pilot projects have been designed to test the operational performance and the interaction of biofuels with the vessel’s main engine and diesel generators operations and assess the CO2 emissions reduction. 

The first pilot project was carried out in M/V Troodos Oak which received 346 metric tons of B20, consisting of 20% Spent Bleaching Earth Oil mixed with conventional Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (“VLSFO”). The project was performed in cooperation with vessel’s charterer Cargill, Cargill Marine Fuels and Oilchart as suppliers of the blended bio bunkers, the vessel’s classification society Lloyds Register (“LR”) and Cyprus Flag.

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