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UECC REPORTS ON A YEAR OF BIOFUEL OPERATION

UECC REPORTS ON A YEAR OF BIOFUEL OPERATION

Friday, February 26, 2021 

UECC has released details of the first year of continuous biofuel operation on the PCTC 'Autosky', during which over 6,000t of biofuel has been bunkered, supplied through GoodFuels.

The fuel itself has been derived from a variety of feedstocks, including processed used cooking oil. All of the biofuel consumed by Autosky in the past 12 months has been sustainably sourced and has utilised waste and residues with no higher quality application available.

The switch to these biofuels required little to no technical modifications on the vessel and the fuel was handled onboard by UECC's engineers without any issue.

According to UECC, the results are "striking"; a reduction of over 20 million kilograms of CO2 emissions, an absolute reduction of more than 9,000 kilos of sulphur oxide emissions and a similar total reduction in Particulate Matter.

To put the emissions reductions into context, the Carbon Intensity of Autosky on a grams of CO2 per tonne-km basis over the last three years has been:

  • 2018:- 85.51 gCO2/tkm
  • 2019:- 85.62 gCO2/tkm
  • 2020:- 35.96 gCO2/tkm

This represents a 58% reduction in Carbon Intensity. The company adds that the Initial IMO GHG Strategy aims to reduce carbon intensity by 40% by 2030 and the simple change of fuel has put UECC ahead of this.

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