Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) group company, Aquarius LNG Shipping has conducted sea trials of its owned LNG carrier, ‘Papua’, with about 1,500t of biofuel supplied by ExxonMobil Marine to the vessel at Singapore.
The biofuel is expected to reduce GHG emissions, and is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with up to 25% waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The bio-component has been accredited by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) organisation.
Papua was built in 2015 by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding to provide LNG transportation for the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea. MOL has been operating Papua under a long-term charter contract for the project on behalf of ExxonMobil.
Biofuel is positioned as an effective alternative to fossil fuels in the MOL Group’s environmental strategy. MOL Group is taking a proactive stance in promoting the Adoption of Clean Alternative Fuels.