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July 22, 2022

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AIDA Cruises experiments with the first bio-bunkering of one of its cruise ship

It took place in the port of Rotterdam with a bettolina of GoodFuels

The Costa group, which is part of the American cruise group Carnival Corporation, has begun to test the use of biofuels on board one of the ships of the AIDA Cruises brand as part of its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions. Yesterday AIDAprima, during his stop in Rotterdam, is was the first large cruise ship to be supplied with a mixture of marine biofuel, which is obtained from 100% sustainable raw materials such as waste cooking oil, and marine diesel (MGO). The bio-bunkering took place with the collaboration of the Dutch GoodFuels, specialized in supply of biofuels to the transport industry.

Specifying that with the successful start of the use of the biofuel will prove that gradual decarbonization shipping is also possible on ships already in Service, Costa highlighted that, however, an important prerequisite for being able to use biofuels is that they become widely available on an industrial scale and at market.

In addition to the use of biofuels, Costa's efforts also include the installation of the first fuel cell to edge of AIDAnova and the commissioning of what currently it is the largest storage system of batteries in the cruise industry, with a capacity of ten megawatt hours on board AIDAprima. In addition, the company is focusing on expanding and increasing use of shore-based energy in ports where it is available the infrastructure.

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