Global bunker supplier Monjasa has successfully completed its first blending and supply of marine biofuels in the UAE.

The project was carried out in close collaboration with international energy company, Uniper and biofuel producer Neutral Fuels.

On 9 March 2022, the Monjasa-owned tanker, 9,600 dwt, Monjasa Server , went alongside the Great Eastern Shipping Company tanker, Jag Prerana, off Dubai and successfully supplied a total of 233 metric tonnes of B20 biofuel. Ahead of delivery, the product blending was performed on board the Monjasa Server. B20 biofuel blend consists of 20% biodiesel made exclusively from cooking oil waste and 80% VLSFO and meets ISO 8217 marine fuel standards.

“Monjasa’s role in this transition is to become an enabler of the logistics of environmentally friendly fuels. In oil and shipping we are all connected and the journey towards offering alternative fuels at scale relies on forming new partnerships and exploring where Monjasa can add most value to the maritime infrastructure in the short, medium, and long term,” said Group Responsibility Director, Jesper Nielsen.

Partnerships is key to achieving biofuels at scale. “By promoting new partnerships with Uniper and Neutral Fuels, Monjasa is present at the production site and throughout the supply chain to understand the full spectrum of logistics needed to make this project a success. With our combined synergies across fuel sourcing, production ,and logistics, we are confident of building a scalable biofuel option and we are already receiving interest for biofuel-blends from several shipping companies operating in the Middle East,” added Commercial Director at Monjasa Middle East & Africa, Moustapha El Maghlouk.

Emanuele Gallone, Business Development Manager at Uniper Energy DMCC said: “Handling biofuels differs significantly from traditional marine fuels and it has been important to Uniper to guarantee safe and seamless delivery at sea to the end user together with Monjasa.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News