The Amsterdam-based GoodFuels (global leader in developing and supplying biofuels) successfully delivered 140mt of 100% biofuel to AIDAprima, enhancing its partnership with the Carnival Corporation-owned German passenger shipping company and travel brand AIDA Cruises.
The Hyperion-class liner was refueled with sustainable biofuels during the December 8th port call to Rotterdam (Netherlands).
The first bunkering of 100% biofuels for AIDAprima marked another major step forward to achieving sustainability/decarbonization in the industry.
The next-generation sustainable biofuel of GoodFuels is derived from feedstocks certified as 100% waste/residue, including processed used cooking oil/tallow/animal waste fats. It enables a well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction of 80-90% when compared to fossil fuels. Due to its “drop in” properties, the AIDAprima was bunkered with biofuel without requiring modifications to her engine or tanks.
The ship was refueled with a 100% biofuel product, without blending with conventional marine fuels, thus proving the viability/technical applicability of sustainable marine biofuel for all types of ships.
The successful delivery of GoodFuels' biofuel builds on the partnership kicked off between the companies in July, when the AIDAprima ship was bunkered with a blend of biofuel/conventional marine fuels. The new step demonstrates the continued commitment of AIDA Cruises to investing in low-carbon emissions technologies as part of the decarbonization strategy of the company.
Commenting on the partnership, CEO of GoodFuels Dirk Kronemeijer said the bio-bunkering with AIDA Cruises came as yet another big step forward on the cruise sector’s decarbonization pathway.
"It builds on the collaboration and partnership we are enjoying with AIDA Cruises and the wider Carnival group, and once again proves that our sustainable biofuels are an immediately available sustainability solution for a range of segments in the global fleet.
“The team at GoodFuels is focused on delivering immediate impact, and we are pleased to be able to continue to work with the pioneers at AIDA Cruises to see 100% biofuel used in operations to help deliver more sustainable voyages.”