Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO)
The world is facing a climate crisis. It’s crucial that corporations move towards more sustainable sources of fuel.
Singapore stands as a shining example of a nation deeply committed to sustainability and eco-conscious energy practices. At the forefront of this green revolution are biofuels, particularly Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME). These biofuels are not just buzzwords but cornerstones of Singapore’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions and meet its ambitious net-zero emissions target.
Biofuels represent a paradigm shift in the energy sector. They are renewable energy sources derived from organic matter or biomass. In Singapore, UCOME, crafted from used cooking oil, and FAME, extracted from vegetable oils, are making headlines for their potential to reduce carbon emissions significantly.
Singapore’s Sustainability Pledge
Singapore has taken a bold stance by aiming for net-zero emissions. This pledge is supported by the adoption of biofuels, showcasing the nation’s commitment to global efforts in combatting climate change. Biofuels like UCOME and FAME are key components of this eco-friendly mission.
However, UCOME and FAME have certain shortcomings, which include:
- They are unstable and easily oxidized
- They tend to absorb moisture, this is more prominent in Asia’s humid climate
- The absorbed moisture in turn creates a bacteria problem
- There is a high chance of causing clogging or gumming in diesel engine components
The Circular Economy in Action
Singapore’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond reducing emissions. Companies like Alpha Biofuels are leading the way in turning waste cooking oil into biodiesel, a prime example of the circular economy in action. This not only curbs waste but also fuels cleaner transportation, marking a significant stride towards a sustainable future.
The Role of HVO Renewable Diesel
In Singapore’s evolving eco-friendly landscape, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) renewable diesel also deserves attention. As of the latest news, Singapore is actively exploring HVO as an alternative, further diversifying its green energy portfolio. HVO is derived from renewable sources, making it a promising solution to reduce carbon emissions in the maritime and transportation sectors.
It comes from various bio-based feedstocks and is stable and less susceptible to oxidation and absorbing moisture. This means it can be stored longer with marginal deterioration. Many engine makers endorse HVO as a viable and equivalent alternative to fossil-based diesel as it has higher quality than UCOME and FAME, which is why its price is also significantly higher.
Transforming Maritime and Transportation
Singapore’s forward-thinking approach to biofuels, encompassing UCOME, FAME, and HVO, has the potential to revolutionize the maritime and transportation sectors. Not only do these fuels curtail greenhouse gas emissions, but they also establish Singapore as a global leader in sustainable energy practices.
Availability of HVO in Asia
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is available in Asia in:
- 200 Litres Drum, 1000 Litres IBC Tote Tank
- 24000 Litres ISO Tank
- Vessel Load
- Direct Vessel Bunkering
However, the lead time is long due to the extremely high demand for HVO.
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