Following one year of trialling GoodFuels’ biofuel oil on its vessel Autosky, United European Car Carriers (UECC) has reported a 58 percent reduction in carbon intensity on the vessel.
The ro-ro shipping line began testing the fuel on Autosky in 2020, as HLPFI reported here.
UECC said that “the results are striking”, citing a reduction of over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, a reduction of more than 9,000 kg of sulphur oxide emissions and a similar total reduction in particulate matter.
Using the carbon intensity measure, on a grams of CO2 per tonne-km basis, UECC said that the carbon intensity of Autosky was reduced from 85.62 gCO2/tkm in 2019 to 35.96 gCO2/tkm in 2020 with the use of the biofuel oil.
UECC referenced the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) goal of reducing carbon intensity by 40 percent by 2030, noting that with the use of biofuel oil it is “in front of this ambitious objective”.
The fuel itself has been derived from a variety of feedstocks, including processed used cooking oil. All of the fuel used in the past 12 months has been sustainably sourced, according to UECC.