Oldendorff vessel trials biofuel
A trial voyage using biofuel for the CBH Group, an agricultural co-operative in Western Australia, is being performed on the Edwine Oldendorff from Australia to Vietnam. The vessel loaded 30 000 t of sustainably certified malting barley from the Albany Grain Terminal in Western Australia for discharge in Vietnam using biofuel, supplied by BP. The vessel was bunkered with an advanced biofuel blend, which is expected to result in 15% emissions avoided compared to conventional fossil fuels, according to the supplier.
This trial of a second generation biofuel will help to test the biofuel supply chain and also provide both CBH and Oldendorff Carriers greater experience with the practical issues involving voyages powered by renewable energy blends. The emission reduction potential has been analysed as part of Oldendorff Carriers’ research agreement with MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.
Jason Craig is the Chief Marketing and Trading Officer of CBH and said that the co-operative is proud to be pioneering efforts, alongside global partners, to reduce its carbon footprint along the supply chain.
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