Stena Bulk performs a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel

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During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR on 100% .

The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, the . It has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal and will be used to power the main engine in normal operations to test and prove the and operational feasibility.

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Stena Immortal bunkering biofuel.

“By doing this test we want to contribute to push the industry and pave way towards more sustainable ”, says Erik Hånell, President and CEO Stena Bulk. “We want to be able to offer our customers additional with less environmental impact in the future and by conducting the in normal operations we want to show that being sustainable doesn´t have to interfere with core ”, he continues.

MR Tanker Stena Immortal.

Biofuels are compatible with regular but produced from biomass or biowaste instead of fossil oil. While there are many kinds of biofuel Stena Bulk is only using 2nd generation fuel, meaning they are based on waste and thereby do not compete with food production. In this case the fuel is made from used cooking oil.

Stena Immortal biofuel bunkering.

Sample of the biofuel.

Source: Stena Bulk

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