Sourcing of sustainable marine fuel
Sustainable marine fuel, insetted for Grundfos’ shipments, are supplied by the Netherlands-headquartered sustainable fuel company GoodShipping. Since 2015, GoodFuels, the parent company of GoodShipping, has developed and distributed sustainable marine fuel using their dedicated biofuel bunkering ship. The sustainable marine fuel from GoodFuels is a close-to-climate-neutral, biogenic substitute for fossil fuels. Rather than being refined from crude oil, the sustainable fuel is produced from renewable resources. The benefit of sustainable fuels is that they significantly lower the greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, that are emitted to the atmosphere. Typically, the lifecycle greenhouse gases are reduced by 85%.
“The bio-components are mostly sourced in northern-western Europe and transported by barge to the production facilities”, says Johannes Schurmann, head of Operations and Supply at GoodFuels. “Only waste components, such as used cooking oil, tallow fats, and brown grease, are used in the production of advanced biofuels at GoodFuels’. Schurmann goes on to say, ‘All steps in the process are certified according to the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification), including the full chain of custody, from the origin of the feedstock to intermediate storage and production facilities. Greenhouse gas intensity, feedstock type and feedstock origin are logged via the ISCC certification system for every batch of fuel. This gives the end user a clear picture on the emission savings of the fuel batch”.
GoodShipping together with GEODIS provide the insetting of sustainable biofuel for Grundfos and the necessary documentation to complete the insetting process. “Since pioneering the sustainable biofuel market in 2015, we have primarily focused on Europe. From early 2022 we are also operating from Singapore, the largest port in the world. And this is to properly serve globally operating shippers such as Grundfos that commit to a more sustainable shipping via sustainable fuels”, Schurmann finishes.