Oil company, ExxonMobil, and Taiwanese shipping company, Evergreen Line, have successfully completed a commercial marine biofuel oil bunkering in the Port of Singapore.
Evergreen Line’s vessel, Ever Ulysses, received ExxonMobil’s marine biofuel oil blend via a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer in Singapore waters before heading to the discharge port.
The marine biofuel oil is a combination of a conventional 0.50 per cent sulphur fuel with up to 25 per cent waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME).
The resulting blend reportedly meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) fuel standard of 8217:2017, with the exception of FAME content, which complies with EN 14214.
Molly Mok, Director of Evergreen Marine (Asia) Pte Ltd, said: “We appreciate the unstinting support from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for our biofuel trial programme carried out in collaboration with ExxonMobil and the vessel’s classification society.
“As one of the major global carriers, we are committed to the decarbonisation of maritime shipping.
“We need to earnestly seek viable solutions to achieve our goal towards carbon-neutrality by 2050,” emphasised Mok.
Rebecca Monk, Asia Pacific Sales Director, Marine and Aviation, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Evergreen Line for this successful delivery of marine biofuel oil in Singapore.
“ExxonMobil is proud to be providing and improving critical products while working toward IMO targets and helping our customers meet their decarbonisation goals.
“We remain focused on advancing lower GHG emission solutions, including a goal of supplying 200,000 barrels per day of lower GHG emission fuels by 2030,” added Monk.
In March of this year, Astomos Energy Corporation (Astomos) and NYK Line completed a pilot on the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier Lycaste Peace (owned by NYK Line and chartered by Astomos), bunkering FAME B24* marine biofuel in Singapore.