Heineken Gets Greener
HEINEKEN Netherlands, foodstuff distributor Nedcargo, and GoodFuels, the first marine biofuel company focused on the global commercial shipping fleet, have launched a joint pilot initiative to demonstrate the significant advantages of operating inland transport barges using sustainable drop-in marine fuel.
The initiative will see advanced marine fuel supplied by GoodFuels containing 30 percent biofuel on board the 104-TEU barge For Ever, an inland barge transporting Heineken export beer from the HEINEKEN brewery in Zoeterwoude to the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam. The transportation of the beer will dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 25 percent, while also sharply reducing harmful local emissions such as nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM).
The project will showcase the possibility of reducing emissions of inland waterway transport without any vessel modification.