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It’s full steam ahead for biofuels

An increasing number of passenger and cargo transportation businesses are using biofuels to power their future ambitions.

In the UK, Red Funnel announced this week it is incorporating ‘Green D+ fossil-free fuel’, made from waste and residues, on ships traveling between Southampton and the Isle of Wight, as part of its collaboration with Green Biofuels.


“The trial use of biofuels is one of a number of new initiatives Red Funnel is taking to significantly reduce its environmental footprint. Unlike other alternative energy sources, switching to biofuel incurs no major infrastructure changes and we are confident that the trial will deliver a reduction in emissions,” said Mark Slawson, Red Funnel’s Fleet and Technical Director.


We also reported recently the move by America’s Red and White Fleet, which operates in the San Francisco Bay area, to shift its entire cruise fleet of vessels onto 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel – which cuts emissions by 80%.

The direction of travel towards the use of sustainable fuels – made from the likes of waste, wood, and whisky – is being demonstrated across all modes of transport, including planes, ships, buses and trucks.

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