Advanced Biofuels more widely available for European inland shipping
Rotterdam, 25 January 2018 – From today, VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at the port of Rotterdam, and will be available along inland shipping routes in the Netherlands through the REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker bunker network as well.
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker supplies fuel to inland vessels throughout North West Europe. Thanks to the collaboration with GoodFuels Marine, biofuels will be available for inland and coastal vessels, thereby contributing to a more sustainable European inland shipping fleet.
More demand for alternative fuels
Ben van Kol, Managing Director of REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, said: “Due to climate targets and stricter emission requirements, the demand for alternative shipping fuels is increasing. We are proud to provide our shipping customers with sustainable biofuels through the collaboration between GoodFuels Marine and our parent company VARO Energy. We will ensure that these fuels are available throughout our entire bunker network.
Savings and improvement
GoodFuels Marine’s sustainable biofuels have been specifically developed for shipping. They save up to 90 per cent CO2 and 100 per cent sulphur compared to fossil fuels, helping to deliver a material improvement in air quality. The biofuels are suitable for every type of marine engine, without requiring any modifications.”
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels Marine: “We are very pleased that this collaboration will enable us to offer one of the most climate-friendly options for shipping through the largest inland bunker network in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region. We are confident that this will further accelerate the sustainability of shipping.”
About REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, part of VARO Energy, is the largest independent bunkering company for Rhine and inland shipping and has been active since 1925. Within Europe, REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker is represented on the main waterways with its own strategic network of modern equipped bunker stations and bunker boats. Provisions by the bunker stations of REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker include gas oil, lubricating oil and ship supplies for inland navigation. REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker has been part of VARO Energy since 2015. VARO Energy is active in the refining, storage and distribution of oil products for the Northwest European market. For more information about REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker visit www.reinplusfiwado.com and for VARO visit www.varoenergy.com.
About GoodFuels Marine
GoodFuels develops and supplies sustainable next-generation biofuels and is active in maritime shipping, heavy road transport, rail transport, inland shipping and industrial machinery. GoodFuels fuels are a direct replacement for fossil fuel without modifications to the engine (drop-in) and reduce the CO2 footprint by up to 90% (well-to-wheel). All GoodFuels biofuels are made from waste and residual streams for 100% and satisfy the toughest sustainability requirements. GoodFuels complies with the RSB standard and features an independent sustainability board made up of leading NGOs and academics, which advises GoodFuels on the sustainability of each individual biofuel. GoodFuels is part of the GoodNRG group. www.goodfuels.com