Toyota Tsusho supplies marine biofuel to oceangoing vessel at Port of Nagoya, Japan
Toyota Tsusho Corp. announced Nov. 29 that it has supplied biodiesel fuel through its group company, Toyota Tsusho Marine Fuel Corp., for a test voyage for Dream Jasmine, an oceangoing vessel operated by Toyofuji Shipping Co. Ltd.
Biofuel was supplied to Dream Jasmine at the Port of Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 27 using ship-to-ship bunkering and the vessel departed for Oceania (Australia/New Zealand route) the next day.
Ship-to-ship bunkering is a method of fueling a ship moored at a quay or pier by a fuel-supply ship.
As Japan’s first continuous supply of biofuel on a commercial basis, Toyota Tsusho has been supplying biofuel to Toyofuji Shipping’s car carrier Toyofuji Maru—a domestic vessel—but this is the first time that it has supplied biofuel to an oceangoing vessel of Toyofuji Shipping.
In cooperation with Daiseki Eco. Solution Co. Ltd., Toyota Tsusho is continuing to procure waste cooking oil collected from the employee cafeterias and other facilities of the Toyota Group and Toyota Tsusho Group companies.
The waste cooking oil is then refined into biodiesel fuel and blended with heavy oil to supply the prepared marine biofuel.
The Toyota Tsusho Group said it will continue to contribute toward the transition to a carbon-neutral society by accelerating businesses contributing to the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions through the industrial lifecycle and promoting initiatives toward carbon neutrality.