Bunker One to supply Danish ferries with marine biofuel
Middelfart, Denmark-based Bunker One announced it will supply Molslinjen’s Danish ferry link Fanølinjen with hydrotreated marine biofuel. Earlier this year the marine biofuel was tested in engines onboard two ferries operating the route between Esbjerg on the Danish mainland and the island of Fanø. After a successful test period, Bunker One and Molslinjen have entered into a long-term supply agreement, announced Bunker One Aug. 30.
Bunker One says in recent years its clients have shown an increased interest in alternative fuels.
“It is our aim to operate ferries that no longer emit CO2 on their routes,” said Carsten Jensen, CEO of Molslinjen. “Even though it’s just the beginning, we are happy to now have reached the phase of testing [the marine biofuel] for one of our ferry routes, as it’s a step in the right direction towards our ambition of transitioning to sustainable fuels.”
According to Bunker One, its strategy “will safeguard that it continues to focus on providing expert advice and proof of concept to its clients and business partners.”
Peter Zachariassen, CEO of Bunker One, added, “We are very excited to have entered this agreement with Molslinjen and support their ambitions to operate a fossil-free ferry route. It requires product knowledge and insight in sustainability to offer and supply these new products … Our very skilled team is working relentlessly to always be one step ahead of the curve, as we successfully did with the IMO2020 transition.”