Varo and Unifeeder in first 100% biofuel bunkering

Global feeder and shortsea company Unifeeder Group and energy transition company Varo Energy have bunkered the first truly sustainable 100% biofuel in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

It is the first biofuel collaboration between the two companies. Varo’s biofuels are produced only from feedstocks certified as waste or residue. Its B100 biofuel, 100% biofuel, reduces CO2 emissions by 90% compared to conventional fuel and virtually eliminates SOx emissions.

Unifeeder has now bunkered the feeder vessel Elbsummer with 400 tonnes of Varo’s B100A, having previously bunkered the vessel with B50, which contains 50% biofuel in September 2021. The vessel has since had an engine overhaul, allowing it accept 100% biofuel.

‘Being able to operate our vessels on 100% biofuel is a true game-changer and a major stepping-stone on the Unifeeder Group’s journey towards net-zero emissions. We applaud the support and constructive approach seen from the vessel’s owners, Elbdeich Reederei, and look forward to implementing biofuels on many other vessels in our fleet during 2022,’ says Hans Staal, director, fuel supply at Unifeeder.

Dev Sanyal, Varo CEO, adds: ‘This is the energy transition in action. A fundamental part of our strategy is to enable our customers to decarbonise by providing solutions for their cleaner energy needs. By working together with them and by providing new, cleaner energy products we can together accelerate the transition to new solutions the world needs. It is our privilege to serve Unifeeder and we are excited by this new collaboration.

(Source: Tank Storage Magazine)

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