Swedish bunker supplier Gasum on Tuesday (24 March) said it has partnered with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 10% renewable liquefied biogas.
This is the first agreement for Gasum to deliver a blend containing renewable fuel to a maritime customer on a regular basis which will contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions even further, it said.
Preem’s vessels that will be supplied with Gasum’s blend of renewable maritime fuel are the time-chartered tankers Tern Ocean and Thun Evolve.
“Maritime transport is an important part of Preem’s operations. We are very pleased to be able to introduce renewable liquefied biogas into our fuel mix,” says Anna Karin Klinthäll, Manager Trading Operations at Preem.
“This opportunity supports our high-end sustainability requirements.”
Using LNG as maritime fuel significantly reduces emissions compared to conventional fuel, such as heavy fuel oil, said Gasum.
It improves local air quality and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 20% compared to conventional fuel.
According to Gasum, the emissions of greenhouse gas will be reduced even further with 100% renewable liquefied biogas (LBG). LBG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85% when compared to fossil fuels, it said.
“Gasum is committed to working for a carbon-neutral future and helping our customers to reduce their own carbon footprint by providing cleaner energy,” said Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director Maritime in Gasum.
“We are happy to support Preem towards greener shipping and particularly their vision of leading the transition towards a sustainable society.”
Photo credit: Gasum
Published: 25 March, 2020
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