MOL conducts trials of algae-based renewable biodiesel

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Japanese biotechnology company Euglena have completed sea trials of a new type of renewable biodiesel fuel made from a mixture of algae and used cooking oil.

The fuel was trialled on 13 Tamashio, a tug operated by MOL Group subsidiary Green Kaiji Kaisha, in the waters of the Port of Nagoya.

Euglena claims the biodiesel is a low-environmental impact fuel, containing no sulphur and producing significantly lower levels of greenhouse gases.

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