Following up on a successful biofuel trial in April, shipping company Stena Bulk is now introducing low-carbon shipping options for its customers.
The company says biofuel has the potential of putting shipping on the trajectory toward IMO’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, without having to wait for new technology and zero-carbon fuels to emerge as commercially viable options.
Stena Bulk’s recent trial, where a cross-Atlantic voyage was conducted with 100-percent waste-based biofuel, proved the technical and operational feasibility of using biofuels in regular tanker operations, and the company is now introducing a set of low-carbon shipping options for its customers. The options will range from 20 percent to 100 percent biofuels and will be based on an offsetting program where the biofuel is used within the Stena Bulk fleet. This allows customers to make use of low-carbon shipping options regardless of fuel availability on the specific route. It also guarantees that operation is performed without any disturbance to the shipment.
Stena Bulk MR vessel Stena Immortal ran on 100% biofuel during a 10-day sea trial.