LNG as marine fuel

A recent information paper from the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) discusses the role of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as an alternative fuel for shipping. It concludes that while LNG will significantly reduce emissions of traditional air pollutants (SO2, NOx, PM), there are still questions regarding the overall environmental performance – for example, it has to be ensured that methane slip is minimized. Moreover, the use of fossil gas does not have a place in a future decarbonised transport sector – renewable energy sources must be given preference as soon as possible.

The report “LNG as marine fuel - Hype or useful option to reduce air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions?”

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