100% biofuel bunkering on AIDA Cruises vessel will unlock immediate emissions reductions and further propel biofuel uptake.
GoodFuels, the leading biofuels provider for the global transport industry, has successfully delivered 140mt of 100% biofuel to AIDAprima, enhancing its partnership with Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises brand, the companies have announced today.
The Hyperion-class cruise ship was refuelled with GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuels during its 8th December port call to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. This first bunkering of 100% biofuels for AIDAprima marks another important step forward to achieving sustainability and decarbonisation in the cruise industry.
GoodFuels’ next-generation sustainable biofuel is derived from feedstocks that are certified as 100% waste or residue, including processed used cooking oil, tallow, and animal waste fats. It enables a well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction of 80% to 90% when compared to fossil fuels. Thanks to its “drop in” properties, AIDAprima was bunkered with biofuel without requiring any modifications to the engine or tanks.
The vessel was refuelled with a 100% biofuel product, without blending with conventional marine fuels, proving the viability and technical applicability of sustainable marine biofuel for all types of vessels.
The successful delivery of GoodFuels’ 100% biofuel builds on the partnership kicked off between the two companies in July 2022, when AIDAprima was bunkered with a blend of biofuel and conventional marine fuels. This new step demonstrates AIDA Cruises’ continued commitment to investing in low carbon emissions technologies as part of the company’s decarbonisation strategy.
Commenting on the partnership, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels, said: “This bio-bunkering with AIDA Cruises comes as yet another big step forward on the cruise sector’s decarbonisation 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.”