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
‘We are happy to sit down with interested parties to discuss this opportunity, and share more details of our business regarding STS transhipment and storage with potential clients upon request,’ states Managing Director.
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Webinar will offer delegates insights on the prevention of operational issues when using VLSFOs, along with an update on biofuels and bunker fuel quality trends for 2021 and its forecast for the current year.
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