KPI OceanConnect, a marine energy solutions provider, has announced the successful sale and supply of a B24 biofuel blend to Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
The gasoline supply was reportedly coordinated by KPI OceanConnect’s staff in Singapore and delivered by barge to OOCL’s cargo vessel while it was docked in Singapore.
Fuel delivered was a blend of Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) and Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO).
KPI OceanConnect’s local staff collaborated closely with OOCL to discover a biofuel that would fit its specific requirements, and by linking supply and demand for green fuels, KPI OceanConnect hopes to contribute to the continuing development of biofuel supply in Singapore.
The KPI OceanConnect team watched the blending process to verify that the fuel matched exact standards and was there for the delivery to guarantee that the specifically blended product delivered was of high quality.
Jesper Sørensen, Global Head of New Fuels and Carbon Markets, KPI OceanConnect, commented on the project: “We are proud to have worked so closely with members of the OOCL team to develop a tailor made fuel strategy that met the company’s sustainability and regulatory goals.
“We are encouraged by the progress we see in the maritime industry, as it shifts away from carbon-intensive practices, and look forward to continuing to share our knowledge – providing expert guidance to clients as the energy transition gains further momentum.”
Michael Xu, Director of Trades at OOCL, said: “We are pleased to announce that OOCL has been able to use green biofuel in our fleet. Using biofuel is one of our strategies to advance further with the transition towards decarbonisation and to achieve the decarbonisation target of the company.
“We would like to thank our partner KPI OceanConnect, who has shown professionalism in meeting our requirements. OOCL will continue to work closely with our partners and all stakeholders to strive for further advancement in our sustainability roadmap.”