Glander International Bunkering advances in green fuel with ISCC certificates

June 26, 2023

The global bunker trading firm announced its ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS certifications for biofuel operations in Norway and Geneva offices. This recognition demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainable practices and compliant biofuel supply chains.

Glander International Bunkering has received the ISCC EU and ISCC Plus certificates from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), a globally recognized independent multi-stakeholder initiative and leading certification system supporting sustainable, fully traceable, deforestation-free and climate-friendly supply chains.

The ISCC EU ensures compliance with the social and environmental sustainability criteria of the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED I and II) that sets environmental standards for all biofuels and bioliquids used in the European Union (EU). It guarantees that biofuels are not sourced from regions with high biodiversity or high carbon stock, while achieving savings in greenhouse gas emissions.

Complementing this, the ISCC PLUS covers the entire supply chain, ensuring that biomass used in the production of biofuel is traceable and sustainably produced. This includes standards for social sustainability, human rights, labor rights and good working conditions.

Andreas Peter Maierhofer, Managing Director in Geneva states, “These certificates allow us to lead the charge in maritime’s green fuel transition. With biofuels in demand, this is a significant milestone and demonstrates our position as a partner that champions and facilitates sustainability.

Rune G. Kongstein, the Managing Director of the Norway offices (Tønsberg and Oslo), confirms the importance of ISCC certifications in the EU as well as worldwide. He says, “It is great to be recognized for our team’s hard work in biofuel supply. While current regulations are centered in the EU, this is a global responsibility and we are ready to support the transition wherever it goes.

The fuel types covered within the ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS certificates are as follows: biodiesel, bioethanol, co-processed oil as replacement for marine fuel, co-processed oil as replacement for diesel, and HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil).

Please note that since the publication of this article, Glander International Bunkering has earned ISCC certifications in its Valencia, Singapore, Dubai and Florida office.