GoodFuels, a biofuel pioneer based in the Netherlands, is teaming up with independent dry bulk owner Berge Bulk, to explore opportunities to deploy sustainable marine biofuel. The companies announced the successful completion of advanced marine biofuel from 100% sustainable feedstock on board the 181,403dwt bulk carrier Berge Tsurugi.
On June 3rd, the Berge Tsurugi received a cargo of sustainable biofuel during its call to the Port of Rotterdam, in accordance to Berge Bulk’s plans to become carbon neutral by 2025. GoodFuels’ renewable marine biofuel allows for a reduction of 80-90% in CO2 emissions, and reduces SOx emissions, even compared with VLSFO and MGO. However, last week both companies announced their future joint projects.
“We not only believe passionately in shipping’s decarbonisation vision, but also in our sustainable biofuels, which are perfectly placed to help owners and operators meet environmental targets and make an immediate impact on reducing their emissions. Today’s milestone with our partner Berge Bulk proves the viability of biofuels in the global dry bulk fleet. Most importantly, we are showing that solutions already exist to help us kick-start the decarbonisation journey” said Isabel Welten, Chief Commercial Officer at GoodFuels.
“Reducing our carbon emissions is a critical part of Berge Bulk’s Blue Matters environmental strategy. We are committed to developing commercially viable deep sea zero-emission vessels, powered by zero-emission fuels, in operation by 2030. Furthermore, we have made the ambitious commitment to become carbon neutral by 2025 at the latest, and we are one of the first bulk carriers to do so. This has been a busy year of innovation for Berge Bulk. We are piloting solar power, wind power, and now biofuel. This milestone refuelling of Berge Tsurugi with sustainable marine biofuel is an important step in our journey toward decarbonisation. Moving forward, Berge Bulk is committed to working alongside fuel providers and equipment manufacturers toward a safe, reliable, and cost-competitive clean fuel solution for our customers” stated Atul Trehan, Head of Operations at Berge Bulk.