JAX LNG, a small-scale LNG facility located along the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, recently completed the first fueling of a marine vessel in the US with a blend of LNG and renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG).
AX LNG loaded the RLNG/LNG blend into the Clean Jacksonville bunker barge to fuel the Isla Bella.
Element Markets supplied the renewable natural gas (RNG) used to produce the RLNG via renewable thermal certificates (RTCs).
Produced from the decomposition of organic waste, RNG is compatible with existing natural gas infrastructure, providing a practical and replicable source of energy that mitigates and repurposes carbon emissions. For this bunkering event, RTCs were matched to the physical LNG loaded into the Clean Jacksonville to create the RLNG/LNG blended product.
RNG is a clean, drop-in fuel source that can be readily deployed for use today, since it needs no new equipment to capture or transport it
said Mike Noone, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.
Furthermore, Angela Schwarz, Co-President and CEO of Element Markets, added that RNG offers highly flexible pathways to reducing transportation emissions.