Port of Amsterdam reduces CO2 footprint by 25% through fleet-wide use of advanced marine biofuel from GoodFuels Marine
Amsterdam, March 2017 – Following a previous successful pilot, GoodFuels Marine has also won Port of Amsterdam’s tender for its fleet of five patrol vessels. The vessels will now run on fuel containing 30% exceptionally high-quality biodiesel. This will reduce CO2 emissions by 25% compared to fossil diesel.
Marleen van de Kerkhof, Port of Amsterdam Harbour Master: ‘Clean shipping is a key spearhead of our sustainability strategy. Part of this strategy entails making our own patrol vessels more sustainable. Using marine biofuels enables us to reduce our own CO2 by 25%, which is a good step in the right direction.’
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels Marine: ‘Port of Amsterdam and Port of Rotterdam have actively supported the development of marine biofuels from the beginning. This is why we are especially pleased that, after a successful pilot, Port of Amsterdam will be able to reduce the CO2 emissions of its own patrol vessels by 25%. We are in turn committed to further invest in the Port in the field of the storage, production and distribution of sustainable marine biofuels in order to accelerate the development towards clean and low-carbon shipping.’
Tjerk Wagenaar, Director of Natuur & Milieu: ‘Port of Amsterdam is taking a great step forward in making its operations more sustainable through this measure. The transition to sustainable advanced biofuels is an excellent example of how shipping can reduce its CO2 emissions.’
About sustainable marine biofuel
GoodFuels’ renewable ‘drop-in’ biofuel is a sustainable and high-quality alternative to fossil diesel. The blend used by Port of Amsterdam contains 30% advanced second-generation biofuels and complies to the EN590 norm. This means it can be used directly in all diesel engines without any modifications to the engine and the factory warranty remains valid. The sustainable biodiesel is produced from certified waste flows that cannot be used in other industries or for other purposes. This promotes the circular economy.
About Port of Amsterdam
Port of Amsterdam is Western Europe’s fourth largest port and plays a large role in the transhipment and processing of energy products. Port of Amsterdam is committed to being a smart port and to adding value for customers and the environment in a sustainable and innovative manner. It seeks to promote growth at companies, while still taking a careful approach to the available space and the quality of water, soil and air. As Port of partnerships, Port of Amsterdam works intensively with partners in the business community (national and international), city and region.
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GoodFuels develops, supplies and promotes truly sustainable biofuels for shipping, heavy trucking, rail and industrial applications en route to a cleaner and climate-neutral world.
The fuels provided by GoodFuels can be used directly as a replacement for fossil fuels without modifications to engines (‘drop-in’) and reduce the CO2 footprint to 85%-90% (well-to-wheel).
All of GoodFuels’ fuels are extremely sustainable and meet the most stringent sustainability criteria as defined by the RSB standard. In addition, GoodFuels has an independent sustainability board consisting of leading NGOs and academics who advise GoodFuels on making the best raw material choices in both the short and long term.
GoodFuels is a division of the GoodNRG Group that currently operates from Western Europe, the Nordic countries, North America and Asia Pacific.
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