Members of the Poseidon Med II project held an awareness event at the Conference Centre of the University of Patras in early December to discuss the use of liquid natural gas (LNG) as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for maritime transportation, it says.
It was attended by 154 registered attendees, where students sat throughout a three-hour presentation to learn about the characteristics and properties of LNG, and its merits as an environmentally friendly fuel.
The event commenced with the first speech by Professor D. Margaris who is heading the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, School of Engineering, University of Patras.
The professor presented the characteristics of natural gas, its transportation routes and the roadmap for its wider adoption in Greece.
The architecture behind small scale LNG infrastructure (M. Fotiadou/ DEPA), the capabilities of the LNG Terminal Station in Revithoussa (J. Florentin/ DESFA), the results of air pollution studies at ports (K. Sfetsioris/ CERTH), the regulatory framework for the supply of LNG to vessels (A. Kouvertari/ LR), the outcome of ports’ studies, relating to risk assessment and the permitting process (A. Boutatis/ ROGAN), vessels LNG retrofit designs (S. Michos & N. Vrachatis/ HELENGI); were topics that were touched upon by each Poseidon Med II Partner.
The event was concluded with a Q&A session, where the panel of speakers conveyed a positive message that LNG has indeed a strong share in the alternative fuels market that is now coming into life; being competitive in price as well as providing environmental and social tangible results to the local community.
The Poseidon Med II project, which is co-funded by the European Union, involves three countries Greece, Italy and Cyprus, six European ports (Piraeus, Patras, Lemesos, Venice, Heraklion, Igoumenitsa) as well as the Revithoussa LNG terminal. The project brings together top experts from the marine, energy and financial sectors to design an integrated LNG value chain and establish a well-functioning and sustainable LNG market.
Photo credit: Poseidon Med II
Published: 17 December, 2018
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