Samskip begins biofuel trial on second containership

The 800 TEU Samskip Innovator is joining the Samskip Endeavour in switching to use sustainable biofuel. In a trial that will run until mid-December, the Samskip Innovator will operate on MDF1-100 fuel which is produced from used cooking oil and supplied by Netherlands-based GoodFuels. The number 100 stands for the proportion made from renewable raw materials, meaning that MDF1-100 consists of 100% organic waste products.

‘We are highly motivated to reduce our carbon footprint and are taking concrete actions. By using biofuels on a larger scale, we are putting old oils to a climate-friendly use,’ commented Frédéric Leca, Samskip’s Chief Operating Officer.

‘By saving more than 80% on CO2 emissions compared to conventional fossil fuel, the reduction of the emission is substantial. Making use of this sustainable marine biofuel is the future-proof way to go. We call out all carriers in our industry to take concrete actions to reduce their carbon footprint, no matter how big or small it might be. Only together can we achieve a better future for our planet.’

As previously reported, Samskip is one of 18 companies that have signed up to the Ship to Zero campaign announced recently.

Launched by the sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping, the campaign will see the use of marine biofuel on a number of transits between Rotterdam and Hull in the UK – which will achieve a reduction of 4,000 tonnes of CO2.


Tags: Biofuel, Containership, GoodFuels, MDF1-100 fuel, Samskip
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