Global multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG on Saturday (18 December) said BioLNG’s availability and development in Europe continues to increase at a promising rate, as key maritime players recognise LNG’s vital role in shipping’s energy transition.
It shared an example earlier in December where CMA CGM and SEA-LNG member Shell collaborated on a bioLNG bunkering trial at the Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals B.V. in the Netherlands.
Shell’s bioLNG alongside CMA CGM’s dual-fuel gas engine technology, has the capacity to lower emissions by up to 67% compared with VLSFO.
Further, the European Commission recently awarded €4.3M million ($4.8 million) in funding to the bioLNG bunkering project FirstBio2Shipping, developed by Titan LNG, Attero & Nordsol, further recognising LNG’s vital role in the decarbonisation of shipping.
Scandinavian Biogas has lately won SEK 154 million (USD 16.9 million) of Swedish government funding for a new bioLNG plant, and Fluxys LNG Zeebrugge terminal is now offering bioLNG liquefaction services in order to contribute to an emission free future.
“LNG’s pathway to carbon-neutral shipping services, through bioLNG and renewable synthetic LNG, is clear and well defined,” states SEA-LNG.
“BioLNG and synthetic LNG can be used interchangeably with existing LNG bulk infrastructure, supply chains, bunkering vessels, dual fuel engines, further reducing emissions.”
Related: CMA CGM Group and Shell complete first bio-LNG bunkering trial at Rotterdam port
Related: Titan, Attero and Nordsol receive USD 4.8 million funding for bio-LNG marine fuel production plant
Related: Fluxys LNG terminal offers full decarbonisation options through innovative BioLNG services
Photo credit: SEA-LNG
Published: 21 December, 2021
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