Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of LNG and 10% of bio-LNG. This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel to a maritime customer on a regular basis, and will contribute to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions even further. Preem’s vessels supplied with Gasum’s blend are the time-chartered tankers Tern Ocean and Thun Evolve.
“Maritime transport is an important part of Preem’s operations. We are very pleased to be able to introduce renewable liquefied biogas into our fuel mix. This opportunity supports our high-end sustainability requirements,” said Anna Karin Klinthäll, Manager Trading Operations at Preem.
“Gasum is committed to working for a carbon-neutral future and helping our customers to reduce their own carbon footprint by providing cleaner energy. We are happy to support Preem towards greener shipping and particularly their vision of leading the transition towards a sustainable society,” commneted Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director Maritime in Gasum.
Gasum continually develops its fuel offering and services to answer to the future needs of the maritime segment, and will continue to invest in the LNG and bio-LNG supply chain working together with maritime partners towards a cleaner future.
Using LNG as maritime fuel reduces emissions significantly compared to conventional fuel, such as heavy fuel oil. It improves local air quality and reduces GHG emissions by up to 20% when compared to conventional fuel. Moreover, by using 100% bio-LNG, the GHG emissions will be reduced even further (up to 85% when compared to fossil fuels).