IKEA tests marine bio-fuel oil

IKEA Transport and Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have announced they are cooperating in testing sustainable marine bio-fuel oil.

The sustainable marine bio-fuel oil has been developed by GoodFuels, and could help lead to the decarbonisation of ocean freight in future. The second generation bio-fuel oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, expected to deliver 80-90 prt cent well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents, and virtually eliminates sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.

This announcement comes at a time when the shipping sector is at a crossroads, with owners and operators required to switch to low sulphur fuels by 2020. The industry also faces impending International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements, including an objective to reduce average carbon intensity from shipping – the amount of carbon emitted for each unit of transport – by at least 40 per cent by 2030, and 70 per cent by 2050.

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