GoodFuels, a biofuels provider for the global transport industry, has successfully delivered 140 metric tons of 100 percent biofuel to the AIDAprima.
The cruise ship was refueled during its port call to Rotterdam, the Netherlands on December 8, according to a press release. This marks an important step towards achieving sustainability and decarbonization in the cruise industry.
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels, said: “This bio-bunkering with AIDA Cruises comes as yet another big step forward on the cruise sector’s decarbonization 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,” added Kronemeijer.
The partnership between the two companies started back in July 2022, when the AIDAprima was fueled with a blend of biofuel and conventional marine fuels. This time, the AIDAprima was refueled with a 100 percent biofuel product, without blending with conventional marine fuels.
This demonstrates AIDA Cruises’ continued commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel is derived from feedstocks that are certified as 100 percent waste or residue. This includes used cooking oil, tallow, and animal waste fats. This enables a CO2 reduction of 80 to 90 percent in comparison to fossil fuels.