SECOND BIOFUEL TRIAL BY ‘K’ LINE

Aug 26, 2022 | Marine fuel & lubricant news

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (‘K’ Line) has conducted a trial use of marine biofuel which was supplied by marine biofuel supply company GoodFuels on Supramax bulker ’Albion Bay’ with the cooperation of JFE Steel Corporation, this being the second successful trial use of marine biofuel by a ‘K’ Line vessel.

‘K’ Line signed a deal for marine biofuel supply with GoodFuels. The vessel completed the loading operation of Hot Rolled Steel Coils at JFE Steel Corporation West Japan Works and took on the biofuel in Singapore, safely arriving at the discharge port in Pakistan.

The company says that marine biofuel has the potential to become an environmentally friendly alternative fuel generally. Bio-diesel will be able to reduce CO2 by about 80-90% in the well-to-wake (from fuel generation to consumption) process without changing current engine specifications. The trial was conducted by using marine biofuel blended with bio-diesel and fossil fuel.

In addition to this trial, ‘K’ Line is planning similar trials of marine biofuel in a Capesize bulker for raw material shipment with JFE Steel Corporation and aims to contribute the decarbonisation of the entire marine transportation in customer supply chains.

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