Bunker One will ’soon’ offer biofuel blends to vessels transiting the Danish Straits, according to a statement from Denmark-headquartered parent company Bunker Holding
Bunker One bunkering vessel Amak Swan has been earmarked for delivery of biofuels to vessels in the vicinity of Skaw, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden. The biofuels offering signals marine fuels and lubricants supplier Bunker Holding’s move into bunkering markets for non-fossil-based fuels.
3,500-mt capacity Amak Swan will also use biofuel as fuel, according to the Bunker Holding statement.
"We are a strong supporter of the move to sustainable energy sources," said Bunker Holding chief commercial officer Christoffer Berg Lassen.
"We are confident that biofuel is a significant step in the right direction, as well as a necessary step for us as the world’s largest bunker supplier,” he said.
Bunker One said it will use the new B30 biofuel blend which consists of a second-generation bio feedstock, resulting in a lowering of Amak Swan’s well-to-wake CO2 emissions discharge by 26%.
The Danish company said the bunkering tanker vessel will use the B30 biofuel blend for three to four weeks before the product available is made available to the wider shipping industry.
Bunker One said the vessel has already begun trials using the biofuel "ensuring that clients will receive a thoroughly tested quality product and detailed consultancy".
The company said it is currently looking to expand the biofuel offering to its bunkering hubs, internationally and that it is already working with clients to assess specific supply requirements for "sustainable fuels".
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