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BFuture: A brighter future for superyacht fuel

3 May 2024

Things like fuel availability or cost often take priority

When looking for yacht bunkering options, it is not uncommon for sustainability credentials to fall by the wayside. Things like fuel availability or cost often take priority, especially in the further-flung corners of the world. However, at Peninsula, we are committed to promising our customers quality, without compromising on our sustainability ethos. Looking at the options available on the current market, we wanted to have the ability to promise customers a fuel that prioritised performance; aiming to keep the yacht’s mechanics running smoothly, and increase the cruising range.

We are proud to announce our new premium superyacht fuel option. A luxury yacht fuel specifically designed to meet the needs of owners and operators who prioritise performance, guest experience, and (of course) environmental sustainability.

Meet, BFuture!

Our team is always looking for ways to improve the lifespan and performance of superyacht engines. With its higher energy content per metric tonne and elevated cetane number compared to traditional diesel fuel, BFuture HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) fuel allows yacht engines to generate more power for propulsion and onboard systems while ensuring smoother and more efficient combustion. This results in improved fuel efficiency, longer cruising ranges, and reduced fuel consumption. BFuture fuel’s chemical composition facilitates more complete combustion within the engine cylinders, leading to smoother engine operation, reduced engine noise, and improved overall performance. Additionally, its cooling properties help dissipate heat more effectively, reducing strain on vital engine components and potentially extending engine lifespan while minimising maintenance requirements. Overall, BFuture fuel is progressive propulsion technology, offering yacht owners and operators a premium fuel option, that not only enhances performance but also contributes to environmental sustainability.

With the absence of noxious odours and visible smoke

By reducing exhaust smoke by 35% compared to conventional diesel fuel, BFuture fuel significantly improves the air and water quality surrounding the yacht. This reduction in harmful emissions creates a more enjoyable and healthier environment for yacht guests, particularly during outdoor activities such as swimming and water sports. With the absence of noxious odours and visible smoke, we are removing the black residue often seen around the exhaust, minimising cleaning and maintenance work for your crew.

One of the key advantages of BFuture HVO fuel is its exceptional long-term viability, making it a reliable fuel option for superyacht owners. With an extended storage lifespan of at least 15 years, BFuture fuel offers unparalleled fuel-cost security and operational continuity, addressing a critical concern for yacht operators. Unlike traditional diesel fuel, which may degrade over time and require frequent replenishment or fuel system maintenance, BFuture fuel’s stability ensures consistent performance and reliability over extended periods. This longevity not only reduces the logistical challenges and costs associated with frequent fuel procurement, but also provides peace of mind to captains, engineers, and owners knowing that their vessels are equipped with a dependable and sustainable fuel source for long-term use.

These properties make BFuture fuel highly suitable for marine applications

One of BFuture’s distinctive characteristics is its low water content and low water solubility, attributed to its non-polar nature. The low water content minimises the risk of fuel contamination and degradation, ensuring consistent quality and reliability over time. Additionally, the low water solubility prevents the fuel from easily mixing with water, reducing the likelihood of phase separation and corrosion within the yacht’s fuel system; as well as practically eliminating the risk of bacterial contamination. These properties make BFuture fuel highly suitable for marine applications, through a dependable and efficient fuel option that can withstand the rigours of long-distance cruising and extended storage periods. By maintaining its integrity in challenging maritime conditions, BFuture yacht fuel offers peace of mind to superyacht operators.

The chemical makeup of BFuture closely resembles that of conventional diesel, making it a true drop-in fuel alternative. Whether blended with diesel or used in its pure form, BFuture requires no adjustments to tanks, pumps, filters, or propulsion systems, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance for yachts and vessels of all kinds. This compatibility means that BFuture marine fuel can seamlessly replace traditional diesel fuel without requiring any modifications to the superyacht’s engine or fuel system. Yacht captains and engineers can simply use BFuture fuel in place of diesel, leveraging its performance-enhancing properties without any additional hassle. By offering a straightforward and hassle-free alternative to diesel, BFuture fuel empowers superyacht captains and owners to embrace sustainability without compromising on convenience or functionality, making it an attractive choice for environmentally conscious yachting.

Peninsula has created strict criteria that ensure purity

With sustainability at the heart of all we do at Peninsula, we are always working to instil that ethos into our fuel services. We take pride in our ISCC EU certification and wanted to ensure that the BFuture specifications met our standards. BFuture fuel represents a pioneering advancement in sustainable superyacht fuel, as a second-generation biofuel. As the global fuel supplier behind BFuture, Peninsula has created strict criteria that ensure purity, performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. By harnessing second-generation feedstocks, such as waste products and residues, BFuture fuel achieves an impressive 80% to 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional diesel fuel. While first generationHVO can often contribute to deforestation and the elimination of biodiversity; by making the transition to using BFuture captains, engineers, and owners will be at the forefront of paving the way to a more sustainable yachting future.

Combining over two decades of knowledge with some of the best brains in the marine fuel business, we have done the hard work for you. With Bfuture superyacht fuel, Peninsula has removed the uncertainty in a complex product. We have delivered a fail-safe way for superyacht captains and owners to receive a better-performing fuel, with their engine’s longevity, guest experience, and the future yachting in mind.

If you are interested in finding out more information about BFuture, or any of the products and services available at Peninsula, please do not hesitate to get in contact. Our team of experts are ready to answer any questions you may have or support you on your Bfuture purchasing journey. It is the perfect time to become part of the sustainable future of yachting.