Glander and CEPSA Conclude B100 Biofuel Bunkering in Algeciras

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Glander and Cepsa b100 bunker algeciras

In a significant stride toward decarbonization within the maritime industry, Glander International Bunkering and CEPSA have joined forces to supply 150 tons of B100 HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) to the seismic survey vessel ‘Ramform Hyperion’ at the Port of Algeciras, which is now powered by CEPSA’s 2G biofuels.

This collaboration underscores a proactive approach to reducing carbon footprint, even for vessels not subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The decision to utilize biofuels aligns with the vessel’s decarbonization strategy, marking a crucial step towards environmental sustainability. The biofuel delivery, certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), highlights Glander International Bunkering’s steadfast commitment to adhering to stringent sustainability and traceability standards.

With seven of its offices boasting ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS certifications for biofuel operations, Glander International Bunkering demonstrates its dedication to promoting eco-friendly practices across its operations.

The rising demand for biofuels, particularly in the wake of the EU ETS implementation, reflects a broader industry trend towards embracing alternative fuels as part of decarbonization efforts. Biofuels are increasingly viewed as a viable option, serving not only as a trial run for decarbonization but also as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and obviate the need for costly ship modifications or new vessel acquisitions.

Glander and Cepsa b100 biofuel bunker

Established in 1961, Glander International Bunkering has solidified its position as a premier bunker trading and brokering firm, renowned for its integrity, professionalism, and enduring client relationships. Leveraging its extensive global network, the company remains committed to assisting international ship owners in procuring top-quality products efficiently and cost-effectively.

On the other hand, CEPSA, a leading international energy company with over 90 years of expertise, has unveiled its ambitious 2030 strategy, dubbed “Positive Motion.” Rooted in sustainable mobility and energy, the strategy positions CEPSA as a trailblazer in biofuels and green hydrogen initiatives in Spain and Portugal, underscoring its pivotal role in driving the energy transition forward.

Central to CEPSA’s vision is its commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, with a focus on achieving net-positive status. The company aims to slash Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 55% by the end of the decade and reduce Scope 3 emissions by 15-20%, ultimately striving for net-zero emissions across all scopes by 2050. With a customer-centric approach, CEPSA pledges to collaborate closely with stakeholders to facilitate and accelerate their decarbonization efforts.

As maritime stakeholders increasingly prioritize sustainability, collaborations like the one between Glander International Bunkering and CEPSA serve as exemplars of proactive measures aimed at mitigating the industry’s environmental impact. Through concerted efforts and strategic partnerships, the maritime sector is poised to navigate towards a greener, more sustainable future.

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