Peninsula Adds Aalborg for Biofuel Bunker Supply at Port of Barcelona

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Peninsula Adds Aalborg Vessel Barcelona

Peninsula, the leading independent global marine energy supplier, is proud to announce the introduction of the Aalborg, an IMO II chemical tanker dedicated to sustainable fuel distribution in the Western Mediterranean. The Aalborg is capable of supplying 100% biofuels (B100), in contrast to traditional fuel barges that cannot exceed a 25% bio component. The vessel supplies FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) produced from vegetable oils and allows for neutral emissions (depending on the origin of these vegetable oils), thereby reducing a receiving vessel’s carbon footprint. The Aalborg will play a pivotal role in the Port of Barcelona’s ongoing commitment to promoting cleaner fuel initiatives across the region.

By utilizing the Aalborg, Peninsula is acting on its sustainability commitments and accelerating the adoption of clean energy alternatives. The vessel’s ability to blend multiple bio feedstocks and traditional fuels on board, together with a certificate detailing the bio component percentage, allows ship owners to comply with impending Fuel EU Maritime regulation using the same engine.

“The importance of having a biofuel supply vessel permitted to supply up to 100% bio component will provide Port of Barcelona users with a solution to decarbonize their activity and to fully comply with EU regulations. The Port of Barcelona, as part of its Energy Transition Plan, is committed to transitioning to alternative fuels such as LNG, green methanol, or green ammonia, as well as biofuels, which will help to reduce the maritime sector’s carbon footprint,” explains Lluís Salvadó, president of the Port of Barcelona.

Alejandro Morales Moreno, Supply Manager at Peninsula, emphasized the collaborative efforts between Peninsula and the Port of Barcelona, highlighting a shared vision for emissions reduction. He noted, “the addition of the Aalborg creates a meaningful, new decarbonization solution for our customers, and we’re grateful to the Port Authority for facilitating its deployment in Barcelona.”

Peninsula emphasizes the need to take decarbonization steps today. In this regard, the introduction of the Aalborg is a tangible stride forward for both Peninsula and the Port of Barcelona, underscoring a joint commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship. The partnership places both parties at the forefront of sustainable fuel initiatives, driving positive change within the maritime industry and beyond.

About Peninsula

Peninsula Petroleum Group stands as a global leader in the supply of marine fuels, operating through an extensive network of offices and operations in major world ports. With over 25,000 deliveries annually, Peninsula is a trusted partner to more than 2,000 customers worldwide. Renowned for transparency and risk aversion, Peninsula is endorsed by stakeholders across the industry spectrum.

Embracing the imperative of maritime decarbonization, Peninsula is actively engaged in the transition to sustainable energy solutions. Since incorporating LNG into its product range in 2021, the company remains dedicated to exploring alternative fuel options, underscoring its commitment to keeping the global fleet moving while advancing the ‘journey to net zero’ by 2050.

Source Peninsula