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GoodFuels Marine to supply biofuel to Port of Amsterdam patrol vessels

GoodFuels Marine has announced that it has won a Port of Amsterdam tender to supply marine biodiesel for its fleet of five patrol vessels. The vessels will now run on fuel containing 30 percent blend of marine biodiesel reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 25 percent compared to fossil diesel.

GoodFuels Marine to supply marine biodiesel to Port of Amsterdam patrol vessels (photo courtesy GoodFuel Marine).

GoodFuels Marine to supply marine biodiesel to Port of Amsterdam patrol vessels (photo courtesy GoodFuel Marine).

GoodFuels Marine, a Netherlands-based developer, supplier, and promoter of sustainable biofuels for shipping, heavy trucking, rail and industrial applications and a division of the GoodNRG Group, has announced that it has won a Port of Amsterdam tender to supply marine biodiesel for its fleet of five patrol vessels. The vessels will now run on fuel containing 30 percent blend of marine biodiesel reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 25 percent compared to fossil diesel.

– 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 percent, which is a good step in the right direction, said Marleen van de Kerkhof, Port of Amsterdam Harbour Master in a statement.

Port of Amsterdam is Western Europe’s fourth largest port and plays a large role in the transshipment and processing of energy products. It has carried out a pilot using GoodFuels Marine fuel, a renewable second-generation ‘drop-in’ that 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.

– 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, said Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels Marine.

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