Color Line’s passenger ferries switch to B100 biofuel

Color Line’s two passenger ferries, linking Denmark and Norway, have been fueled exclusively with B100 biofuel, supplied and managed by marine fuel supplier Bunker One.

Bunker One has supplied B100 biofuel to Color Line’s SuperSpeed 1 and 2 ferries travelling between Hirtshals in Denmark and Larvik and Kristiansand in Norway. The switch has enabled Color Line’s two passenger ferries to cut CO2 emissions by approximately 85% on average on the biofuel quantities used, Bunker One said.

Color Line’s adoption of biofuels has been driven by its numerous advantages including CO2 emissions reduction, energy efficiency, and no required modifications to vessel engines.

With the EU ETS that took effect as of 1st January and the FuelEU Maritime just under a year away, Bunker One said that it has been preparing for the expected boost in demand for lower carbon fuels, such as biofuel.

Color Line and Bunker One developed a detailed delivery and operations plan.

The B100 biofuel was sourced from Danish DAKA ecoMotion. The FAME-grade/RED II-compliant B100 biofuel is produced locally in Denmark from organic waste. According to DAKA ecoMotion, switching from fossil fuels to B100 biofuel can reduce GHG emissions by around 85% compared to the transport diesel default value.

The demand for lower carbon fuels is on the rise, brought on by the entering into force of the IMO CII, the recent adoption of the Fuel EU Maritime regulation, and the inclusion of shipping in the EU ETS and FuelEU Maritime entering into force in 2025. Hence, Bunker One said that its role has transcended from being a physical supplier to also incorporating the provision of expert advice on how to adhere to current and upcoming regulations.

Tags: B100 Biofuel, Bunker One, Color Line, Ferries
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