Hapag-Lloyd and ExxonMobil sign marine biofuel agreement

ExxonMobil signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd to supply the German shipping company with B30 marine biofuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

The ship biofuel delivery at ARA consisted of a 0.50% residual sulfur fuel (VLSFO) processed with waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The resulting blend met ISO 8217:2017 while the FAME content conformed to EN 14214.

The FAME components were ISCC certified 2nd generation, meaning they do not compete for water and agricultural resources used for food production.

ExxonMobil said in a statement that the fuel, which can deliver up to an 87% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) for the biocomponent, offers ship operators a viable solution if they are looking to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations.

“This agreement and delivery represents an important development for both ExxonMobil and our customers,” said Aly Abdelmotaal, ExxonMobil’s regional marine marketing manager.

He added: “By expanding our biofuel offering, we can now further support the shipping industry’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the stated ambitions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).”

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