Landmark Marine Biofuel Trial Hailed a Success

A first-of-its kind biofuel trial on board a modern containership operating on the key North Europe-Asia trade route has returned promising results, potentially laying the the foundation for shipping's decarbonization. Partners in the trial, IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, and the GoodShipping Program, have announced the successful completion of the 2019 … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Containership Bunkers Marine Bio-Fuel in Rotterdam

The 5,095-TEU container ship CMA CGM White Shark refueled with marine bio-fuel bunker oil at the Port of Rotterdam over the weekend, kicking off a trial that could help with the decarbonization of one of the largest shipping lines and greater ocean freight industry. The bunkering took place Saturday using a marine bio-fuel oil developed by GoodFuels, a leading biofuels-maker … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ Gets Underway Using Biofuels

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called "Great Green Fleet" on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first criticized the high cost of alternative fuels. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Reuters the deployment is the next step in … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Seeks 37 Million Gallon Biofuels Purchase

The U.S. Navy says it is seeking 37 million gallons of drop-in biofuels in what the Department of the Navy describes as a major step in its efforts to reduce its reliance on petroleum. The biofuels sought can be blended in a range of 10 to 50 percent with conventional petroleum products and will need to meet all military fuel specifications in a way that will make handling … [Read more...]

Maersk Talks Algae: Joint R&D Program Aims to Shed Light on Future Use of Algae-based Biofuels

As gCaptain reported earlier, shipping conglomerate Maersk and the U.S. Navy have been collaborating on a unique and possibly ground-breaking R&D program that will test the use of algae-based biofuel to power ships.  With any luck, the program will shed light on how biofuels, a natural and sustainable alternative to other fossil fuels, can be used to diversify a vessels … [Read more...]