New Biodiesel Program Aims to Accelerate Biofuels Use in Shipping

A new sustainable biofuels initiative has been launched which aims to control the carbon footprint of freight companies.

The GoodShipping Program, from the Dutch company GoodFuels, is designed to advance the amount of low-carbon fuels in the marine-fuel mix. The program allows the cargo owner to purchase low-carbon, compatible and sustainable biofuels instead of waiting or relying on the ship owner to change its fuel mix.

Currently, the only way ocean cargo owners could eliminate or reduce the climate impact from ship operations is to select an energy-efficient carrier. The GoodShipping Program actually changes the marine fuel mix, resulting in a carbon reduction within the industry. Every ocean cargo owner can participate in the GoodShipping Program regardless of its volume, location, trade routes and existing contracts with carriers.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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