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Glomar Offshore begins fleet decarbonization with HVO30 marine biofuel from GoodFuels

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Glomar Offshore, a leading provider of offshore-drilling services, has reduced its CO2 emissions 28 percent by transitioning from traditional fuels to GoodFuels HVO30 (30 percent hydrotreated vegetable oil), a sustainable marine biofuel blend.


Glomar’s commitment to sailing on HVO30 on a fixed basis marks a new chapter in the longstanding partnership between FincoEnergies and Glomar. 

Glomar took its first steps towards making its operations more sustainable several years ago by adding FincoEnergies’ ChangeXL additive, which resulted in a CO2 reduction of more than 1 million kilograms in 2023.


The offshore solutions provider has once again advanced its sustainability efforts by shifting from traditional marine fuels to GoodFuels HVO30.


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Glomar’s goal for this year is to use GoodFuels HVO30 across its entire fleet.

The first successful delivery of this sustainable alternative to fossil fuels took place in January and has resulted in an additional 28 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. 

FincoEnergies, Glomar Offshore’s decarbonization partner, was pivotal in facilitating the company’s next step towards more sustainable operations. 


“We are proud to propel Glomar’s transition towards a better world and shaping a more efficient future,” said Mike Visser, FincoEnergies’ sales manager. “Our decarbonization solutions are designed to grow with Glomar’s evolving needs and increase the sustainability of their offshore operations at every stage of their journey. At FincoEnergies, we believe collaborating with our customers is key to driving impactful change in the maritime industry. We are happy to support Glomar Offshore as they work to reach their decarbonization goals. Our team offers expert insights on sustainable marine biofuels, calculates potential CO2 reductions, and provides comprehensive technical advice for transitioning from traditional to GoodFuels marine biofuels. As we continue our partnership, we’re excited to facilitate Glomar’s next step towards further decarbonization, including by switching to an even higher HVO blend next year.”

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Melvin Weij, chief operating officer at Glomar Offshore, is enthusiastic about the partnership and the next steps.


“We’re committed to reducing our ecological impact, striving for a greener, more sustainable future,” Weij said. “Working with an experienced decarbonization partner in the maritime industry has made a difference in reaching our sustainability objectives. The people at FincoEnergies understand our unique energy demands and challenges in the maritime industry. They guide us through every step of the way. The transition to GoodFuels HVO30 marks a significant milestone in our journey. And the most beneficial part is that—in addition to GoodFuels sustainable biofuels being derived from feedstocks that are certified as 100 percent waste and residues—HVO30 is a drop-in fuel, which means it can be dropped directly without having to make changes to the fuel infrastructure or the engine of our ship. Our next decarbonization goal is switching to a higher blend, HVO40, with dedicated support from our partner, FincoEnergies.”



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