SEA-LNG has conducted an analysis of the green LNG bunkering market which shows that bio-LNG is available in almost seventy ports worldwide.
ccording to SEA-LNG, bio-LNG used in the maritime industry is produced from sustainable biomass feedstocks such as human or agricultural waste, which means it does not compete with the production of food, fibre or fodder.
As SEA-LNG notes, the current global fleet of 355 LNG-fuelled vessels, excluding LNG carriers, are all capable of using bio-LNG as drop-in fuel without any modification.
Bio-LNG can also be transported, stored and bunkered in ports using the existing LNG infrastructure, which provides a route to further expansion of its availability in coming years, SEA LNG highlights.
According to SEA-LNG, accounting for demand for other sectors, MESD forecast that bio-LNG as a marine fuel could be available in sufficient quantity to fully decarbonise approximately 13% of the global shipping fleet in 2050.
The fact that bio-LNG is commercially available now and being used as a drop-in marine fuel by operators in Europe, North America and Asia, demonstrates the sustained contribution that the LNG pathway can make to decarbonising our industry, starting today.
… said Adi Aggarwal, General Manager of SEA-LNG
You can access the bio-LNG bunker navigator here.