Mt Aalborg

Spanish based global marine energy supplier Peninsula has announced the introduction of the Mt “Aalborg”, an IMO II chemical tanker dedicated to sustainable fuel distribution in the Western Mediterranean.

The Mt “Aalborg” is capable of supplying 100% biofuels (B100), in contrast to traditional fuel barges that cannot exceed 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 Mt “Aalborg” will play a pivotal role in the Port of Barcelona’s ongoing commitment to promoting cleaner fuel initiatives across the region.

In utilising the Mt “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.

Lluís Salvadó, president of the Port of Barcelona, says that “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 decarbonise their activity and to fully comply with EU regulations. The Port of Barcelona, as part of its Energy Transition Plan, is committed to transition and 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.”

Alejandro Morales Moreno, Supply Manager at Peninsula, emphasised 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 decarbonisation solution for our customers and we’re grateful to the Port Authority for facilitating its deployment in Barcelona.”

Peninsula emphasises the need to take decarbonisation steps today. In this regard, the introduction of the Mt “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.

Source: Peninsula