TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has carried out its first marine bio-VLSFO (very low sulphur fuel oil) bunker delivery in Singapore’s port waters, as part of a biofuel trial recently completed by NYK Line and Anglo American.
During the operation, a B10 biofuel blend composed of VLSFO blended with 10% second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified UCOME (used cooking oil methyl ester) was supplied via ship-to-ship transfer to MT Friendship, a bulk carrier owned by Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. and chartered by NYK Line to transport cargo provided by Anglo American.
The biofuel was consumed during the vessel’s two-way voyage between Singapore and Saldanha Bay, South Africa.
According to TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, the UCOME bio-component can achieve more than an 80% reduction of GHG emissions compared with heavy fuel oil from a well-to-wake analysis. The delivered B10 biofuel blend provides a reduction of up to 10% in GHG emissions, without the need for modifications.
TotalEnergies Marine Fuel added that the delivery, which received support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the involvement of local partners, including Singapore bunker barging company V-Bunkers and tank storage company Vopak Terminals Singapore at Penjuru, underlines its efforts in setting up a local biofuel supply chain for the trial.
‘We are delighted to partner with NYK Line and Anglo American for our first marine biofuel delivery in Singapore. This trial has allowed us to initiate the structuring of a supply chain with local expertise to create a sustainable, cost-efficient and low-carbon biofuel offer for the shipping sector in the region,’ said Laura Ong, General Manager of Trading and Operations for Asia Pacific, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, based in Singapore.
‘We will continue to conduct more bespoke trials with our customers and to ultimately provide a scalable solution of this lower-carbon marine fuel.’
Source: https://www.bunkerspot.com/Tags: Marine Fuels, NYK Line, TotalEnergies, VLSFO