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Danish shipping company Norden, which is trying to reduce its share in global carbon dioxide emissions, assessed biofuel potential on one of its Handysize class tankers.
The test journey tanker Nord Highlander with a deadweight of 37 thousand tons made in September. With the active participation of the marine biofuel company GoodFuels (headquarters – Amsterdam).
It was an empty flight. Test route – from Rotterdam to Tallinn. The vessel left Antwerp on ordinary low-sulfur fuel oil. Then an engine study was conducted and the tanker switched to biofuels.
“Throughout the voyage, the engine worked with varying degrees of load for quite long periods, so that the readings could be considered reliable. After passing the test site was made the final test of the engine. She showed that biofuels did not cause him the slightest harm, ”said Norden.
Norden came to the conclusion that second-generation biofuels are technically and economically acceptable, and therefore a very real alternative to low-sulfur fuel oil. Moreover, without any restrictions allows you to accelerate the engine to full speed.
Source: Maritime News of Russia