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Bunker Holding, REG to advance biodiesel use in marine markets

Bunker Holding, REG to advance biodiesel use in marine markets

Bunker Holding Group, the world’s largest supplier and trader of marine fuels, and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG), a leading global producer and supplier of renewable fuels, have entered into a strategic global collaboration agreement to further develop the U.S. and EU marine markets for bio-based diesel fuel.

This collaboration agreement is initially focused on opportunities in North America and Europe, where trials of B20 and B30 are being run in high-traffic regions of both continents.

REG’s expertise in bio-based diesel, together with Bunker Holding’s global reach, will allow the companies to play a critical role in transitioning the shipping industry to new and more sustainable energy sources. 

For REG, this agreement continues its efforts to expand product offerings with further reach into the approximately 70 billion gallon, or 230 million metric tons, global marine market and is a clear signal of the company’s mission to enable a cleaner world and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. REG biodiesel is the clean fuel option for many sectors, including on-road transportation, marine and rail, and can help companies reach sustainability targets without any major equipment modifications or technology investments.

“At Renewable Energy Group we see clearly the opportunity for biodiesel to be a sustainable fuel option of choice for customers in the clean energy transition. Partnering with Bunker Holding will accelerate the marine industry adoption of biodiesel to achieve aggressive carbon reduction goals,” said Bob Kenyon, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing at Renewable Energy Group. 

“As conventional fossil fuel continues to power most of the world’s marine fleet, we are thrilled to engage in this collaboration with REG. It not only further strengthens our supply chain of alternative fuel, but also deepens our know-how and insight of biofuels,” 

“Engaging in partnerships with actors from value chains outside our normal boundaries is a cornerstone of our decarbonization strategy. The energy transition in shipping cannot be solved individually, and we acknowledge the importance of working closely together with partners, such as REG, who bring great expertise and complement our core capabilities within bunkering,” said Christoffer Berg Lassen, CCO of Bunker Holding.