Furetank Pilots Waste-Based Renewable Fuel for Equinor

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 11/18/2022, Location: Europe

The dual-fuel tanker Fure Valö has performed the first voyage on a new Equinor fuel blend containing used cooking oil. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions while, judging from the first test indications, maintaining the same high performance as conventional marine gasoil.

Fure Valö has made a roundtrip from Mongstad in Norway to Reykjavik, Iceland on Equinor’s blend of 30% renewable fuel and 70% marine gasoil from the Mongstad refinery. The initial results were positive, as no adverse effects on performance or consumption were detected compared to conventional marine gasoil.

Considerable emission reduction
The renewable fuel component in the blend is biodiesel made from used cooking oil. It brings a certified reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 87.5% versus its fossil fuel equivalent.

Equinor has chosen to perform the test in close cooperation with Furetank, considered to be a test partner with a proactive approach and strong level of commitment towards innovative solutions making the test possible.

The initial results demonstrate that renewable liquid fuels, blended in combination with refined products, can contribute to considerable emission reductions within commercial shipping.

Ready for the fuels of the future
– Acting as test pilots for this new lower-emission fuel is an important and honorable mission for us, says Furetank CEO Lars Höglund. Even if we primarily run our dual-fuel vessels on LNG/LBG or gasoil today, they are designed to be flexible, future-proof and easily converted to run on any fuel that will prove to be the right choice for the future.

All vessels in the Furetank Vinga series have dual-fuel capacity. They are equipped with strongly insulated stainless steel fuel tanks on deck, designed to contain pressurized, liquefied gas. These high-performance tanks could also store for example ammonia or hydrogen, often mentioned as the sustainable fuels of the future. Most likely, switching fuels only demands a slight conversion of the ship engines.

Tests to prove performance
Even if the first voyage went well, testing of the new fuel on Fure Valö will continue during five to six roundtrips between Mongstad and Iceland to prove performance in the harsh weather-exposed trade on the North Atlantic, as well as and handling over time.

Spain >>  3/22/2023 - Cepsa will provide its professional customers (carriers, companies with vehicle fleets, etc.) with the possibility of offsetting the CO2 emissions fro...
United States >>  3/22/2023 - Kontrol Technologies Corp. (NEO:KNR) (OTCQB:KNRLF) (FSE:1K8) (“Kontrol” or the “Company”), a leader in smart buildings and cities has expanded into ne...

United States >>  3/22/2023 - CarbonCapture Inc. (CarbonCapture), a U.S. climate tech company that develops direct air capture (DAC) systems based on a groundbreaking modular open ...
United States >>  3/21/2023 - Crusoe Energy Systems LLC (Crusoe) and Alkane Midstream LLC (Alkane) announced today that they have agreed to resolve a lawsuit related to patent infr...

United States >>  3/21/2023 - Milestone Carbon, a leading carbon sequestration company, today announced its intent to evaluate approximately 46,000 acres for carbon capture and seq...
Chile >>  3/17/2023 - On March 15 and 16 in Santiago, Chile, LONGI participated as a global sponsor in the third edition of the leading congress in the Chilean market, wher...

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2023 ICT All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.