Jumbo Shipping to Trial Bio-Fuel in Offshore Decommissioning Project

Mike Schuler
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August 19, 2019

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Dutch heavy lift company Jumbo Shipping says it will test marine bio-fuel on an offshore decommissioning project.

Jumbo has partnered with Netherlands-based GoodFuels, the world’s first commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company, as part of a joint initiative seeking to pave the way for a low carbon energy transition in the offshore support sector.

GoodFuels has already completed two successful deliveries of sustainable ‘drop in’ Bio-Fuel Oil in the shipping sector; including one with Danish bulk carrier NORDEN A/S and another with French container shipping giant CMA-CGM.

The project with Jumbo will see GoodFuels’ sustainable bio-fuel delivered to Jumbo’s offshore vessel, Fairplayer, ahead of her departure to the North Sea. GoodFuels’ logistics partner VARO Energy will also participate the project.

“Jumbo has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 50 years with sustainable innovation being one of our top priorities,” commented Wout Janssens, Director Operations & Engineering at Jumbo. “We are, therefore, keen to work together with GoodFuels on this project. By testing the Bio-Fuel Oil, we are taking a major step towards a sustainably powered fleet.”

The bio-fuel has been developed by GoodFuel has already undergone three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. The second-generation Bio-Fuel Oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction compared to fossil fuel equivalents, and contains no sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.

“We are very proud of our cooperation with Jumbo, which is taking a market-leading position in testing GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil,” said Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and Founder at GoodFuels. “Together with our new partner, we continue to fulfil our mission as accelerators of the energy transition: by now making strides in offshore market, as we have already achieved in the shipping industry.”

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