Dutch sustainable fuel pioneer GoodFuels, HEINEKEN Netherlands and Nedcargo have launched a pilot to demonstrate a sustainable drop-in marine fuel on-board of the ‘For Ever’ – an inland barge dedicated to transport Heineken® export beer, from the HEINEKEN brewery in Zoeterwoude to the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam. The advanced marine fuel supplied by GoodFuels contains 30% biofuel and thereby reduces CO2-emissions by more than 25%, whilst also sharply reducing local emissions as nitrogen and particulate matter.
The pilot project will showcase the possibility of reducing emissions of inland waterway transport without any vessel modification. The exact emission reduction compared to fossil fuel will be monitored live during the pilot using Blueco’s Konnexus® system for remote monitoring. It is the first time that such an extensive pilot takes place in this segment – supported by the EICB (Expertise en InnovatieCentrum Binnenvaart) and the Dutch Ministry of Transport.
One-stop shop for sustainable fuel
GoodFuels is a Dutch company that wants to change the course of sustainable shipping. The company has created a one-stop shop for industry customers by integrating the entire supply chain for sustainable biofuels. From feedstock to tank, GoodFuels proposition covers elements of sourcing feedstock and ensuring its 100% sustainability, the blending of the final product, the global distribution, quality assurance and marketing programs. GoodFuels is active in two different markets, the marine industry and the road & rail industry. Both industries are in a transition to becoming more sustainable, but with different criteria for fuel quality.