ExxonMobil signs agreement for B30 marine bio fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region
Agreement strengthens biofuel offer in key global port locations following successful bio-bunkers in Singapore in 2022
- The marine bio fuel oil blend complied with ISO 8217:2017 except for fatty acid methyl esters (FAME)
- Agreement is an important milestone in helping marine industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Bio-component made from waste-based FAME
London, 25 May 2023 – ExxonMobil has signed an agreement to supply Hapag-Lloyd with B30 marine bio fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.
“This agreement and delivery marks an important development for both ExxonMobil and our customers,” said Aly Abdelmotaal, Regional Marine Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil. “By boosting our biofuel offer we can now further support the marine industry’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions, in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) stated ambitions. These bunker deliveries follow similar agreements in Singapore in 2022.”
The marine biofuel delivery in ARA was a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The resulting blend met ISO 8217:2017 , while the FAME content complied with EN 14214 . The FAME components were ISCC-certified 2nd generation, meaning that they do not compete for water and agricultural resources used for food production. The fuel, which can deliver a CO2 reduction of up to 87% for the bio-component , offers vessel operators a workable solution when looking to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from their operations.
“We aim to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for our entire fleet by 2045 by using alternative fuels,” said Jan Christensen, Senior Director, Global Fuel Purchasing, at Hapag-Lloyd. “Bunkering ExxonMobil’s marine bio fuel oil blend is yet another step towards turning our commitment into a reality.”
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1 ISO 8217:2017(en), Petroleum products — Fuels (class F) — Specifications of marine fuels.
2 EN 14214, Liquid petroleum products — Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) for use in diesel engines and heating applications — Requirements and test methods.
3 Benefit compared with conventional petroleum-based VLSFO, calculated on an energy basis. Well-to-wake CO2 emissions reduction calculated using Energy Directive (2018/2001/EU Annex V) (“RED II”) of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union.