Biotechnix installs BDS units on M.Y. Steve Irwin (Sea Shepherd anti-whaler)

Thursday 02 Dec 2010

Biotechnix approached Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, with the offer to fit BDS units to the fleet to assist with reducing diesel fuel costs and carbon emissions of the fleet. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. Its fleet currently consists of its two major anti-whaling vessels (M.Y Steve Irwin and M.Y Bob Barker), a high speed monohull trimaran (the Brigette Bardot) and a series of small vessels and watercraft.

The trial of the BDS units yielded positive results on a return voyage from Freemantle, Australia to the Suez Canal:

  • 9% reduction in fuel used
  • 14.6 Metric tons of fuel saved
  • US$14,480 reduction in fuel costs (Bunkerworld Distillate Index)
  • 46.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduced

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