ScanOcean 1st to sell Neste’s coprocessed marine biofuel in Sweden
Neste and ScanOcean have brought Neste’s marine fuel enabling lower greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions to the Swedish market, Neste announced Aug. 15.
The first shipment of nearly 158,500 gallons (500 metric tons) is now available at the Södertälje terminal for vessels bunkering in the Stockholm area as well as those in transit to Lake Mälaren.
Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed helps the marine sector start reducing its dependency on fossil fuels as the fuel produced by Neste consist also of renewable content.
In the production of the fuel, crude oil is partly replaced with renewable raw materials.
“I am proud that we now have solutions to reduce GHG emissions also in Neste’s marine fuel portfolio,” said Sveta Ukkonen, Neste’s head of marine fuels and services. “We are very pleased that our long-term partner ScanOcean is offering our lower-emission marine fuel to shipping companies bunkering in Sweden.”
Jonatan Karlström, managing director at ScanOcean, added, “We already have several interested clients, and we look forward to start delivering the co-processed DMA in which crude oil is partly replaced with renewable raw materials. This is one of many key steps in ScanOcean’s journey to build a portfolio of sustainable products and services. The new lower-emission DMA is an extremely attractive fuel in this respect.”
Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed is a lower-emission marine fuel, or DMA, for the marine sector, including shipping companies, cargo owners and charterers.
In the production of the fuel, crude oil is partly replaced with renewable raw materials, making up a marine fuel that consist of both fossil and renewable content.
The renewable part of the coprocessed marine fuel enables up to 80 percent lower GHG emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle compared to fossil fuel.
It is an ISO 8217-compliant and ISCC Plus-certified marine fuel.
In addition to the Swedish market, Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed fuel is available in Denmark and Finland.
The composition and performance of Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel is similar to conventional marine fuel.