[NEWS] Wood-based Marine Biofuel Successfully Tested

– September 14, 2016, Renewable Energy From Waste

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Boskalis, Papendrecht, Netherlands, a global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, with North American headquarters in Afton, Minnesota, a provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, announced the successful performance of live tests on a sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel called UPM BioVerno.

The fuel supplied by UPM Biofuels, Helsinki, Finland, is the first ever biofuel derived from wood residue used in a marine fleet, GoodFuels Marine says.

Boskalis vessel “EDAX,” a 1,696 deadweight ton (DWT) cutter suction dredger, has successfully used the fuel in bio/fossil blends going up to 50 percent as it worked on phase one in the first half of 2016. This resulted in a carbon dioxide (CO2) saving of 600 metric tons over the operating period.

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