The chemical tanker Monax used biofuel on its voyage

(Source: GoodFuels)

Chemical tanker completes North Atlantic voyage on biofuel

The 20,762dwt Tufton-owned chemical tanker, Monax, recently completed a trans-Atlantic voyage between northern Europe and Canada using 100% sustainable biofuel supplied by Netherlands-based GoodFuels.

The biofuel, derived from feedstock including used cooking oil and waste animal fats, delivers a well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction of 80-90% compared to fossil fuels, and without the need for any engine or fuel supply system modifications, Tufton said.  

Monax, which is managed by Singapore’s Synergy Group, is one of seven Tufton vessels that operate within the Stolt Tankers Joint Service Deep-Sea Fleet pool. Tufton and Stolt are collaborating in a drive to cut carbon emissions from their combined fleets.  

Tufton CEO, Andrew Hampson, said: “I am pleased to see the positive results of the biofuel-powered voyage. Tufton is committed to increasing the use of zero-emission fuels in commercial operation over time as a step towards transitioning the portfolio fully to zero-carbon energy sources by 2050.”

Bart Hellings, GoodFuels’ COO, commented: “As a market leader and pioneer, supplying a credible sustainable solution to Tufton demonstrates how our sustainable marine biofuels can unlock an immediate decarbonisation impact, while also supporting the wider shipping industry to meet its environmental regulatory targets.”

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