Glomar claims 28% emissions reduction using GoodFuels’ biofuel

Dutch offshore drilling services provider Glomar Offshore has revealed that it has achieved CO2 emissions reduction by 28% by transitioning from traditional fuels to GoodFuels’ HVO30, a sustainable marine biofuel blend.


As disclosed, Glomar Offshore took its first steps towards making its operations more sustainable several years ago by adding FincoEnergies’ ChangeXL additive, which resulted in a 1,006,892 kg CO2 reduction in 2023. 

The company continued to pursue the decarbonization quest and advanced its sustainability efforts by shifting from traditional marine fuels to GoodFuels HVO30. The first successful delivery of this sustainable alternative took place last month in Harlingen, with a 2009-built. Glomar Supporter. The vessel received the fuel while working for ROVCo.

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According to Glomar, this has resulted in an additional 28% reduction in CO2 emissions. The offshore services provider emphasized that it plans to use GoodFuels’ HVO30 across its entire fleet this year.

“We’re committed to reducing our ecological impact, striving for a greener, more sustainable future. Working with an experienced decarbonisation partner in the maritime industry has made a difference in reaching our sustainability objectives. The people at FincoEnergies understand our unique energy demands and challenges in the maritime industry. They guide us through every step of the way,” Melvin Weij, COO at Glomar Offshore said.

“The transition to GoodFuels HVO30 marks a significant milestone in our journey. The most beneficial part is that – in addition to GoodFuels sustainable biofuels being derived from feedstocks that are certified as 100% waste and residues – HVO30 is a drop-in fuel, which means it can be dropped directly without having to make changes to the fuel infrastructure or the engine of our ship. Our next decarbonisation goal is switching to a higher blend, HVO40, with dedicated support from our partner, FincoEnergies.”

FincoEnergies, Glomar Offshore’s decarbonization partner, helped in facilitating their next step towards more sustainable operations. 

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“We are proud to propel Glomar’s transition towards a better world and shaping a more efficient future. Our decarbonisation solutions are designed to grow with Glomar’s evolving needs and increase the sustainability of their offshore operations at every stage of their journey,” Mike Visser, Sales Manager at FincoEnergies, explained.

“At FincoEnergies, we believe collaborating with our customers is key to driving impactful change in the maritime industry. We are happy to support Glomar Offshore as they work to reach their decarbonisation goals. Our team offers expert insights on sustainable marine biofuels, calculates potential CO2 reductions, and provides comprehensive technical advice for transitioning from traditional to GoodFuels marine biofuels. As we continue our partnership, we’re excited to facilitate Glomar’s next step towards further decarbonisation, including by switching to an even higher HVO blend next year.”

To remind, FincoEnergies recently received a permit to supply bio-methanol within the Amsterdam port area. According to the Dutch supplier, a certified CO2 reduction of no less than 92.4% can be achieved with bio-methanol compared to conventional fossil fuels. FincoEnergies will offer bio-methanol under the GoodFuels brand.

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