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Jumbo and GoodFuels to take sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil to offshore support market

In the Netherlands, global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and the world’s first commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, part of the GoodNRG Group, have announced a joint initiative to test marine Bio-Fuel Oil (BFO) on an offshore decommissioning project.

Fairplayer is a multi-functional dynamic positioned Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV). Jumbo and GoodFuels have announced an initiative to test marine Bio-Fuel Oil (BFO) on an offshore decommissioning project (photo courtesy Jumbo).

Fairplayer is a multi-functional dynamic positioned Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV). Jumbo and GoodFuels have announced an initiative to test marine Bio-Fuel Oil (BFO) on an offshore decommissioning project (photo courtesy Jumbo).

Starting with an initial project, the partnership paves the way for a “fossil fuel to renewables energy” transition in the offshore support sector – removing infrastructure for fossil fuel production, while simultaneously accelerating the energy transition during that process.

Following GoodFuels’ completion of two successful deliveries of sustainable ‘drop-in’ Bio-Fuel Oil (BFO) in the shipping sector – in tandem with Danish bulk carrier Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S and French container line CMA-CGM – this offshore project, alongside Netherlands-based Jumbo, represents a new, exciting market opportunity for sustainable marine fuel, and GoodFuels’ ground-breaking sustainable BFO.

Jumbo has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 50 years with sustainable innovation being one of our top priorities. We are, therefore, keen to work together with GoodFuels on this project. By testing the Bio-Fuel Oil, we are taking a major step towards a sustainably powered fleet, said Wout Janssens, Director Operations & Engineering at Jumbo.

In a major signal to the offshore industry – currently transitioning from oil and gas to renewables – this project will see sustainable ‘drop-in’ BFO delivered to Jumbo’s offshore vessel, Fairplayer, ahead of her departure to the North Sea, and will be supplied by GoodFuels’ logistics partner VARO Energy.

We are very proud of our cooperation with Jumbo, which is taking a market-leading position in testing GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil. Together with our new partner, we continue to fulfill our mission as accelerators of the energy transition: by now making strides in the offshore market, as we have already achieved in the shipping industry, said Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and Founder of GoodFuels.

Extensive R&D

The sustainable BFO has been developed by GoodFuels, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, after undergoing three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers.

The second-generation BFO is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, expected to deliver 80-90 percent well-to-propeller carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction compared to fossil equivalents, and contains no sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.

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