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Samskip begins biofuel trial

The short sea operator Samskip is continuing its investments toward greener shipping by testing the bunkering of the 800TEU Samskip Innovator with biofuel, after its earlier trial to use sustainable biofuels as its new standard.

The Dutch company's container ship that normally runs on traditional fuel has started a trial to run on biofuel until the middle of December, with the potential to be extended if the result is successful.

According to a statement, this fuel called MDF1-100 is produced from used cooking oils, which can now serve as raw materials for high-quality sustainable biofuels.

The number 100 stands for the proportion made from renewable raw materials, meaning that MDF1-100 consists of 100% organic waste products.

Samskip Innovator / Source: www.vesselfinder.com

"By saving more than 80% on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to conventional fossil fuel, the reduction of the emission is substantial, and making use of this sustainable marine biofuel is the future-proof way to go," commented Frédéric Leca, Chief Operating Officer at Samskip.

Samskip's partner GoodFuels produces and delivers the biofuel, which can enable carriers to effectively comply with future regulations on carbon reduction by 2030 and 2050.

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