AIDAprima was bunkered with sustainable biofuel in the Port of Rotterdam on 8 December 2022
Biofuel provider GoodFuels delivered 140 tonnes of biofuel for AIDA Cruises’ AIDAprima when the ship called at Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on 8 December 2022.
Since July 2022, GoodFuels has been bunkering the ship with a blend of biofuel and conventional marine fuels, but this marks the first time that it was equipped with 100 per cent biofuel.
GoodFuels creates its biofuel from feedstocks that are 100 per cent waste or residue, including processed used cooking oil, tallow and animal waste fats. Its drop-in quality meant that the firm could bunker AIDAprima without needing to modify the ship’s engine or tanks.
“This bio-bunkering with AIDA Cruises comes as yet another big step forward on the cruise sector’s decarbonisation pathway,” said Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels. “It builds on the collaboration and partnership we are enjoying with AIDA Cruises and the wider Carnival group, and once again proves that our sustainable biofuels are an immediately available sustainability solution for a range of segments in the global fleet.
“The team at GoodFuels is focused on delivering immediate impact, and we are pleased to be able to continue to work with the pioneers at AIDA Cruises to see 100 per cent biofuel used in operations to help deliver more sustainable voyages.”
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