NORDEN tests biofuel on second tanker

Jun 14 2019

Norden is undergoing trials on another MR powered by CO2 neutral biofuel.

The tests are being conducted on board the 2015-built ‘Nord Sustainable’.


The MR recently left Ventspils in Latvia and is scheduled to reach Algiers on 17th June, according to the ship’s AIS data provided by VesselsValue.


A few months ago, NORDEN, in co-operation with GoodFuels, completed trials of the zero-emission, ‘drop in’ heavy fuel oil-equivalent marine biofuel, which reduced carbon and sulfur emissions almost to zero.


This original test was conducted on board the Handysize ‘Nord Highlander’’. The ship left Antwerp on fossil fuel, and after a visual inspection of the engine, she switched to biofuel.


NORDEN claimed that the test documented that second generation CO2 neutral biofuel is technically and economically suitable and thereby a realistic alternative to comparable fossil fuel. It was also concluded that the engine performance was not affected.


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