TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has completed the refuelling of a CMA CGM containership in Singapore with sustainable marine biofuel, a major milestone for the company as it seeks to become a key biofuel bunker supplier across strategic bunker hubs by 2030.
On 29 July 2022, the 4,294 TEU CMA CGM Montoir container vessel was bunkered via ship-to-ship transfer with TotalEnergies-supplied biofuel. The biofuel is made of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) blended with 24% second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME).
Biofuels provide an immediate solution to decarbonize shipping, as they can be blended or dropped into existing conventional fuels with little or no technological developments required on vessels.
Numerous companies have been exploring the option on their vessels, including industry majors such as K Line, Pacific Basin, COSCO, NYK Line and MOL. German container shipping major Hapag-Lloyd plans to burn 100,000 of biofuel this year.