HMM Completes The First Trial Use Of Biofuel

HMM announced that it has successfully conducted its first sustainable biofuel voyage for decarbonisation. 13,100 TEU class containership HMM Dream was refuelled with biofuel blends during bunkering at the Port of Busan on 29 November 2021.

The vessel, deployed in EC1 (East Coast 1) service connecting Asia and the US East Coast, successfully performed a biofuel voyage through 10 days of testing in the Pacific Ocean.

The fuel used is composed of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) and biofuel.

HMM Dream successfully performed a biofuel voyage in the Pacific Ocean
HMM Dream successfully performed a biofuel voyage in the Pacific Ocean | Image Credits: hmm21.com

An HMM official said, “The success of the biofuel voyage will accelerate the commercialisation of biofuels.” and added, “We will continue to research and invest in cleaner and eco-friendly alternative fuels for ships to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

HMM share a vision of the shipping industry that is a responsible part of sustainable supply chains and that supports clean oceans, healthy communities, and global climate goals. This is why, exceeding all current regulatory requirements, HMM has set the goal of reducing CO2 emissions in its container fleet in 2030 by 70% compared to 2008 and achieving net-zero carbon emissions across its entire fleet by 2050.

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