Baseblue collaborates with Stad Amsterdam on renewable biodiesel bunkering operation
Baseblue, the marine energy solutions provider, has successfully delivered renewable biodiesel to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, a three-masted clipper recognised for itsa significant step towards decarbonisation and contributing to a more sustainable maritime industry.
The delivery made by Baseblue is an HVO30 blend of fuel consisting of 10PPM gasoil mixed with HVO100. HVO, meaning Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, represents a renewable diesel fuel produced from vegetable oils through an advanced hydrotreating process.
The operation’s success between Baseblue and Stad Amsterdam highlights the flexibility and efficiency of boththeir joint smooth bunkering process amidst the ongoing energy transition.
Baseblue Trader, Daan C. Jager said: “We are proud to have been selected by Stad Amsterdam to complete the supply of HVO30. This delivery underscores Baseblue’s commitment to promote renewable biodiesel adoption, fostering sustainable practices within the shipping industry and helping the maritime sector to achieve its emissions targets whilst aligning with its evolving needs.”
“Driven by theIMO GHG strategy and European regulations such as EU ETS and FuelEU for lower carbon fuels is rising. Baseblue has been working diligently to deliver on a global scale, the right fuel at the right time to the most convenient biofuel availability at numerous ports” said Baseblue Trader Patrick Benink.
Commenting on the announcement, Reinoud van der Heijden, Operations Manager at Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam, said: “We are doing our utmost to keep the CO2 footprint as low as possible. It is of great help that we are a sailing ship and where possible, we carefully choose our sailing routes to take the best advantage of prevailing winds. However, this sailing ship also has generators and a main engine. After an extensive study with the help of a student from TUDelft University, we were certain that HVO30 fuel was the right choice. Our ambition is to sail with HVO100 but to achieve this several tests must still be carried out in cooperation with our classification society.”
“Drop-in” renewable biodiesels such as HVO are a key component of the future fuel mix for the maritime industry. These canbunkering infrastructure, ensuring supply worldwide. Furthermore, emit nearly zero CO2 and SOx, offering substantial environmental benefits.
“Catom PDM, involved as distributor of this bunker delivery, recognizes the benefits various biofuelsWe aim to be a key enabler for companies in their quest to reduce their CO2 footprint by providing their biofuel of explains Mike Halters, Business Development Manager. “We believe inter-company collaborations like this are necessary to Catom and its subsidiaries offer the necessary distribution network and knowledge to biofuels for all industries.
It is very rewarding to see how everything comes together to the satisfaction of everyone involved.” added Robert-Jan Hofstra, Commercial PDM.