GoodFuels Heineken

First Inland Vessel on Sustainable Biofuel for Heineken

GoodFuels and partner Reinplus Fiwado Bunker have fuelled the For Ever, the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) that fully runs on 100% sustainable biofuel. 

The delivery shows the feasibility of using sustainable biofuels in inland vessels while also realising a significant CO2-reduction of up to ninety per cent compared to fossil fuel without the need for any modifications to the ship or engine. 

Demonstration Project

The local emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) will be measured along the way. The demonstration consists of fifty per cent-blend and one hundred per cent sustainable biofuel deliveries. It is a continuation of an earlier successful pilot with Heineken where a thirty per cent-blend was used. 

Financial Support

This extensive demonstration is possible thanks to the financial support of a temporary incentive scheme ‘Clean inland shipping and sustainable logistics in Rotterdam’ and is again supported by EICB (Expertise and Innovation Centre Inland shipping) in cooperation with the Port of Rotterdam, which also has its own fleet running on sustainable biofuels.

Renewable Marine Biofuel

GoodFuels delivers, in this case, an advanced renewable marine biofuel made from sustainable and certified waste streams. It is a fossil-free, high quality, synthetic biofuel and an easy-to-use drop-in replacement for fossil fuel. This 2nd generation biofuel gives bacterial growth or flocculation no chance and can be used directly in the diesel engines without modifications to the ship or the tank infrastructure. 

Last week, GoodFuels, as part of the GoodShipping Program, announced deliveries of biofuel oil to CMA-CGM on behalf of IKEA.

Green Corridor

CCT is using alternative fuels as part of its carbon footprint reduction goals. This demonstration is part of the Green Corridor, which is an intensive cooperation in an open-partner network to realise sustainable transport routes, originated by Heineken, CCT, the province of Zuid-Holland, Wageningen Environmental Research and Port of Rotterdam. Today more than thirty partners work on the shared ambition of making the transport routes between Zoeterwoude and the Port of Rotterdam climate neutral, clean, efficient, economically sustainable and fitting the environment. 

Heineken is one of CCT's customers, which ships its beer on the inland vessel For Ever from the brewery in Zoeterwoude to the deep-sea terminals in the Port of Rotterdam.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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