MINSHIP trials biofuel on bulk carrier

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By Jasmina Ovcina Bavarian ship management company MINSHIP and its subsidiary MINMARINE have embarked upon a biofuel trial as part of their efforts to cut the carbon footprint of their fleet.

The trial run is being carried out by their managed bulk carrier M/V Trudy which bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam on April 17.

The biofuel was GoodFuels’ sustainable Bio-fuel Oil MR1-100, a second-generation sustainable biofuel produced from certified feedstock that is labeled as waste or residue.

Second-generation biofuels do not compete with food crops and are produced from lignocellulosic biomass, such as switchgrass, trees, bushes, and corn stalks.

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