April 29, 2022
Rotterdam, NetherlandsApril 29, 2022 – Louis Dreyfus Company BV (LDC) today announced the successful completion of a biofuel trial conducted in collaboration with Wisby Tanker AB, Sweden (Wisby Tanker) on one of LDC’s modernized Juice ships, MV Essayra. The company used for the first time a marine fuel based on biofuel B30 to sail from LDC’s terminal in Ghent, Belgium, to the other LDC’s terminal in Santos, Brazil, and vice versa with a full cargo unconcentrated and frozen concentrated orange. juice, over a period of 55 days.
“As part of LDC’s journey to help shape a net zero economy, we are committed to contributing to the decarbonization of the shipping industry through a range of actions and initiatives, including exploring alternative fuel solutions,” said Sébastien Landerretche, Global Head of Freight at LDC. “As a result of coordination between LDC’s Carbon Solutions, Freight and Juice platforms, as well as Wisby Tanker, this successful first trial reflects LDC’s ambition and expertise in the field, as well as our collaborative approach to tackling the transition. energy of industry.
Various tests were carried out throughout the vessel’s voyage to measure the impact of the B30 biofuel blend on the vessel’s fuel system and its overall performance. The results show that B30 is a convenient and cleaner substitute for traditional ultra low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), reducing the trip’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 24%, or 723 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e).
LDC has offset the remaining 76% of the trip’s GHG emissions with carbon credits from its dedicated carbon solutions platform, making this seaborne expedition the world’s first carbon-neutral orange juice shipment. To this end, LDC has chosen to withdraw a total of 2,262 tCO2e of third-party certified carbon credits from the Kariba REDD+ project, which protects over 785,000 hectares of forest in Zimbabwe, supports local communities and is certified under internationally recognized carbon standards. standards.
In addition to this biofuel trial, LDC is working on a variety of shipping decarbonization projects, leveraging technologies such as wind-assisted propulsion, solar, batteries and air lubrication, always aiming to improve ship efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from shipping.
About the Louis Dreyfus Company
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading agricultural commodity trader and processor, founded in 1851. We leverage our global reach and extensive network of assets to serve our customers and consumers worldwide, delivering the right products in the right place, at the right time – safely, reliably and responsibly. Our businesses cover the entire value chain, from farm to fork, across a wide range of business sectors (platforms), including grains and oilseeds, coffee, cotton, juices , rice, sugar, freight, carbon solutions and global markets. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by creating, processing and transporting around 80 million tonnes of products. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographic regions and nine platforms, Louis Dreyfus is active in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.ldc.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and WeChat (ID: we_are_ldc).
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