EXXONMOBIL COMPLETES FIRST MARINE BIOFUEL BUNKERING IN THE PORT OF SINGAPORE
ExxonMobil successfully completed a commercial marine biofuel oil bunkering in the port of Singapore on 1st April 2023. Evergreen Line’s vessel, Ever Ulysses, received ExxonMobil’s marine biofuel oil blend via a ship-to-ship transfer in Singapore waters before heading to the discharge port.
The marine biofuel oil is a combination of a conventional 0.50% sulphur fuel with up to 25% waste-based fatty acid methyl esters. The resulting blend meets ISO 8217:2017,1 with the exception of FAME content, which complies with EN 14214.2 ExxonMobil is already supplying marine biofuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region and Singapore, supporting the marine industry’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions.
According to spglobal around 70,000 mt of biofuel had been supplied to ocean-going vessels across more than 40 biofuel bunkering operations in 2022. Vitol Bunkers, Vitol’s Singapore bunker operations company, accounted for half of the marine biofuel blend sales and operations in Singapore.
(Source: spglobal/Vitol/The Maritime Executive – ExxonMobil refinery in Singapore Jurong Island/Rene,B/ energy global news)