EveRé, operator of the multi-process household waste treatment plant with the participation the CMA CGM Group, Elengy, a subsidiary of Engie, operating (LNG) and TotalEnergies collaborates on Monday (5 July) said the group is studying the feasibility of creating France’s first production unit for liquefied biomethane (BioLNG), a low-carbon alternative fuel dedicated to energy transition in the shipping industry.
The conversion of biodegradable part of household waste from the Marseille Provence region, BioLNG allows the decarbonisation of shipping services departing from the Grand Port Maritime in Marseille and would be used primarily for the CMA CGM Group’s LNG-powered vessels.
The project’s circular economic system will use the area’s household waste to lessen air pollutants (nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and fine particles), improve air quality, sustain a healthy life for people living in the region and supporting the energy transition in the shipping industry.
A concrete commitment to energy transition in shipping
BioLNG, combined with the dual-fuel gas engine technology developed by CMA CGM, reduces greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon dioxide) by at least 67% relative to well-to-wake VLSFO (the complete value chain). On the basis of a tank-to-wake measurement (at vessel level), greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 88%.
Liquefied natural gas allows for a 99% reduction in sulfur oxide emissions, a 91% reduction in fine particles emissions and a 92% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. By the end of 2024, 44 of the CMA CGM Group’s vessels will be powered by LNG.
A project integrated into the local ecosystem
The project fits perfectly into the local ecosystem, benefiting from the particularly well-suited and already existing infrastructure at the Grand Port Maritime, including EveRé’s waste methanation unit, Elengy’s LNG terminals, which will be used for the storage and delivery of the BioLNG, TotalEnergies’ bunker vessel, which will be located at the port as of January 2022, and CMA CGM’s fleet of LNG-powered vessels. The feasibility study has been launched within the framework of this large-scale project, which corresponds with the national drive to promote BioLNG as defined in France’s Mobility Orientation Law.
CMA CGM, Engie and TotalEnergies: three corporations committed to supporting sustainable mobility
The CMA CGM Group, Engie and TotalEnergies have already been working together for several months as part of the Coalition for the Energy of the Future, which aims to step up the pace of development of future energy sources, technologies and to support new sustainable mobility models, thereby reducing the environmental impact of transportation and logistics.
In order to make true technological revolutions possible and achieve tangible results by 2030, the Coalition has set three main targets:
Photo credit: CMA CGM
Published: 6 July, 2021
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