Tag Archives: environment

ExxonMobil to expand biofuel bunkering

ExxonMobil is working with the Port of Rotterdam and Stena Bulk to provide 0.5% marine biofuel made with second-generation waste. It will be available later this year.

This renewable fuel on a commercial scale is a noble effort. It won’t be a large part of the world requirement, but it shows the concept can be workable in a major setting. Apparently the shipboard trial was quite successful; hence this news report.

September 10, 2020 | Meghan Sapp

Link: https://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2020/09/10/exxonmobil-to-expand-biofuel-bunkering-after-successful-trial/

Here’s the press release: https://www.exxonmobil.com/en/marine/technicalresource/press-releases/marine-bio-fuel-oil

Commentary: What makes Alaska’s oil industry unique?

This article showcases the difficulties of arctic oil production andlogistics. It is a very nice summary of the most important long term issues.

Of course there are many others, on the sustainability side, like devastation of the tundra habitat, and melting of the permafrost, which might have an effect on global climate. But the more direct impacts noted here show that it’s a tenuous business that only persists because people still need so much oil.

Article Link: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/commentary-what-makes-alaskas-oil-industry-unique

 Darren Prokop Monday, August 31, 2020