Monjasa Marine Group has successfully completed its first blending and supply of marine biofuels in the UAE.
The project was carried out in close collaboration with the international energy company Uniper and the biofuels producer Neutral Fuels.
Monjasa-owned tanker Monjasa Server (9,600 dwt) accompanied Great Eastern Shipping Company tanker Jag Prerana off Dubai and successfully delivered a total of 233 metric tons of B20 biofuel on 9 March . The B20 biofuel blend consists of 20% biodiesel made exclusively from waste cooking oil and 80% VLSFO and meets ISO 8217 marine fuel standards.
Group Corporate Responsibility Director Jesper Nielsen said, “Monjasa’s role in this transition is to become a catalyst for environmentally friendly fuel logistics. In oil and shipping, we are all connected and the journey to delivering alternative fuels at scale relies on forming new partnerships and exploring where Monjasa can add the most value to infrastructure. maritime in the short, medium and long term.
Monjasa Middle East and Africa Commercial Director, Moustapha El Maghlouk, said: “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 range of logistics needed to make this project a success. With our combined synergies in fuel supply, production and logistics, we are confident of building a scalable biofuel option and we are already receiving interest in biofuel blends from several shipping companies operating around the world. Middle East.
Emanuele Gallone, Business Development Manager at Uniper Energy DMCC, said, “We are grateful to Monjasa for successfully enabling logistics and ensuring progress on our shared mission to support the decarbonisation of the transport industry. maritime. The handling of biofuels differs significantly from traditional marine fuels and it has been important for Uniper to ensure safe and seamless delivery at sea to the end user with Monjasa.