Glander International Bunkering completes First Biofuel Supply for Asphalt Tanker, the global bunker trading firm teamed with Cepsa for transfer in Algeciras anchorage using B24 blend.
On September 1, 2023, Glander International Bunkering successfully supplied 347MT of B24 FAME / FO blend to MT BITU ATLANTIC, a 50805DWT asphalt tanker for Rubis Group.
The landmark delivery marks the French stock-listed asphalt tanker company’s first-ever biofuel supply, signaling to shareholders its positioning as a frontrunner in the green transition.
The success of the operation was attributed to a collaborative effort between the Dubai and Valencia teams at Glander International Bunkering, together with Spain’s leading bunker and biofuel supplier Cepsa. The product was a second-generation advanced biofuel manufactured from waste-based feedstock.
Dimitris Mertikas, Key Account Manager in Dubai, said, “We take immense pride in our client’s achievement and we are pleased to be entrusted with this project. Biofuel is no longer a future fuel; it is here today.”
Continuing, he emphasized, “More companies are expected to follow suit for their first biofuel supply, and we stand ready to support them.”
Glander International Bunkering also provides biofuel in other global ports, with ISCC EU and ISCC Plus certificates in its Valencia, Tønsberg, Geneva, Dubai and Singapore offices.
The ISCC EU ensures compliance with the social and environmental sustainability criteria of the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED I and II) that sets environmental standards for all biofuels and bioliquids used in the European Union (EU). It guarantees that biofuels are not sourced from regions with high biodiversity or high carbon stock, while achieving savings in greenhouse gas emissions.
Complementing this, the ISCC PLUS covers the entire supply chain, ensuring that biomass used in the production of biofuel is traceable and sustainably produced. This includes standards for social sustainability, human rights, labor rights and good working conditions.
The fuel types covered within the ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS certificates are as follows: biodiesel, bioethanol, co-processed oil as replacement for marine fuel, co-processed oil as replacement for diesel, and HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil).