The second day of the Global Superyacht Forum, entitled ‘The Innovators’, will bring together a collection of inventive, forward thinking speakers and presentations. GoodFuels, a sustainable fuel developer, will lead a workshop session outlining the possibilities of biofuels for marine, transport and industrial machinery. The founder and CEO, Dirk Kronemeijer, will host a technical workshop on Tuesday 17 November.
GoodFuels is part of the GoodNRG group, dedicated to developing, trialling and providing biofuels to a range of industries, “We strongly believe that biofuels are the most important sustainable alternative for all heavy transport segments - shipping, trucking, rail and aviation- where electrification is not a viable option” asserts Kronemeijer.
The key to the success of GoodFuels is down to the innate details of how this technology is different from other sustainably- focused fuels, such as GTL. “The benefit of our biofuels is the emission reduction it provides: 85% reduction of CO2, and 100% reduction of SOx and 10% of NOx.” Founded in early 2015, GoodFuels is now successfully used by the Dutch Coast Guard, with three vessels running on a 30% blend of the GoodFuels biofuel. As Kronemeijer comments, “The Dutch government has identified biofuels as the key for lowering the carbon footprint of their ships” and hope that other governments will soon follow suit.
GoodFuels is dedicated to providing biofuels to the marine industry.
The philosophy of ‘good’ fuel is reflected in the production, as well as output of the fuel, as Kronemeijer feels strongly that every stage of the product’s development should be eco-conscious, “These biofuels must be produced in a truly sustainable way, meaning no competition with food production, no land-use-change, and no deforestation.”
Kronemeijer, an expert in pioneering fuel, also founded SkyNRG in 2009, a company dedicated to supplying bio jet fuel for commercial aviation. His experience in the aviation field then led him to to look at other sectors, “I recognised the need to fill the gap in other transport segments, where few or no other alternatives are available for the reduction of emissions."
Dirk Kronemeijer speaking at an event earlier this year.
For Kronemeijer, his dedication to finding fuel alternatives is not driven by commercial incentives, rather a genuine desire to see environmentally-friendly technology improvements across the globe. “I am passionate about sustainability and making this world greener, and I am dedicated to finding the best and most affordable way to making this transition as smooth as possible.”
Attendees of the GoodFuels workshop will gain a comprehensive insight into the current and future options of sustainable marine fuels, as well as technical details of how the GoodFuels team will achieve their goal of reducing the marine global footprint. To view the full event programme, click here.
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