UECC’s biofuel RoRo reports massive CO2 emission cut
Norway-based provider of shortsea RoRo transportation, United European Car Carriers (UECC) reported massive CO2 emissions cuts by using biofuel onboard one of its roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels.
“The results are striking; a reduction of over 20 million kilograms of CO2 emissions, an absolute reduction of more than 9,000 kilos of sulphur oxide emissions and a similarly total reduction in particulate matter,” the company stated.
For almost one year, the company has been continuously testing biofuel on the 140-metre vehicle carrier Autosky.
When putting the data into context, one can look at the carbon intensity of Autosky on a gram of CO2 per tonne-km basis:
• 2018:- 85.51 gCO2/tkm
• 2019:- 85.62 gCO2/tkm
• 2020:- 35.96 gCO2/tkm
As explained by UECC, this is a 58 per cent reduction in carbon intensity.
“Keep in mind that the Initial IMO GHG strategy aims to reduce carbon intensity by 40% by 2030 and you can see that UECC is really in front of this ambitious objective,” the transportation company pointed out.
A year ago, UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels launched a joint trial of GoodFuels biofuel oil on Autosky. Following the three-month trial, the duo partnered with car manufacturer BMW Group to continue to test marine biofuel on the RoRo vessel.