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Bunkering

Bunkering is the process of supplying fuel to ships. For starters, is bunker fuel the same as diesel? Bunker fuel is quite different from diesel.

The different types of bunker fuels are heavy fuel oil, diesel oil, marine gas oil, lube oil, and LNG fuel. Bunkering also involves all the logistics of distributing the fuel to the bunker tanks available on the ship.

How Much Fuel Does a Cruise Ship Use?

The amount of fuel that a cruise ship uses depends on various factors such as size, loading, and speed. An average cruise ship consumes about 30 to 50 gallons of fuel every mile for speeds of about 21 to 24 knots. However, ships cannot fuel on every port.

Can You Get Cruise Ship Fuel on Every Port?

Bunkering operations are conventionally done at seaports where modern equipment and technologies are available to carry out the operations efficiently and safely. Nowadays, bunkering can also be done at sea when the weather conditions allow for it.

Is Bunkering expensive?

Bunkering comes at relatively high. Is it that expensive? Well, these costs can be attributed to the high cost of bunkering fuel and the intensive process involved. Since it is expensive, does anyone have special offers? Some bunker traders offer discounted rates to cushion customers from the rising costs.

How are biofuels created?

 

While many people believe that biofuels are an excellent alternative to fossil fuels, lots of questions are still being asked in a bid to understand these fuels are even better.

For instance, does biofuel affect the environment? How is algae converted into biofuel and feedstock?

These are just some of the questions we will explore as we investigate the pros and cons of biofuels. But before we go into the investigation, let’s understand the basics first.

What is Biofuel Feedstock?

 

Biofuel feedstock is any biomass such as trees and crops that can be used to produce renewable fuels or energy products.

Biofuel feedstock is used as source material for producing fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. The different types of biomass materials used in the production of biofuels are classified into three generations.

These two generations will help understand some of the basic feedstocks used in the production of biofuels.

What is biofuel? – an explanation in 4 minutes