Shipping companies are eying biofuel

Since Goodfuels signed up shipping company Norden as a biofuels customer, the pace has quickened for the company. Large oceangoing carriers are next in line, says founder and CEO in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Siden 2015 har Dirk Kronemeiker, stifter og CEO for Goodfuels, arbejdet på at slå igennem i shipping. | Photo: Goodfuels

Dirk Kronemeijer was puzzled. In the aviation industry where he worked there was a strong focus on CO2 and how flight journeys could minimize their climate impact. In shipping on the other hand, things were completely quiet on the climate front back in 2015.

However, in the silence there was an opportunity waiting, felt Kronemeijer, who has been delivering environmentally-friendly biofuels to the aviation industry for many years. The production of biofuels generated a bi-product that was not good enough for flights but could certainly be pumped into ships, which have sturdier engines than aircraft. So he took a chance.

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