Bunkering bio-LNG at the Port of Gothenburg has become significantly easier for the shipping sector, since new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedegas will ensure access to this renewable fuel. Shipping needs to make the transition from oil to environmentally smart alternatives. LNG is currently the cleanest marine fuel available due to lower emissions of CO2, SOx, NOx and particulates. With liquid biogas climate benefits will increase even further with the addition of net-zero carbon emissions.
Since autumn 2018 there has been a permanent bunkering facility for LNG at the Port of Gothenburg, owned and operated by Swedegas. From the outset, both LNG and bio-LNG could be bunkered there. The facility offers open access to all suppliers looking to provide the shipping sector with the opportunity to bunker LNG.
Under the new agreement with Swedegas, FordonsGas will supply bio-LNG to the recently opened facility. FordonsGas, part of the Air Liquide Group, is the only producer of bio-LNG in Sweden.
“We deliver solutions for sustainable mobility and we are looking forward to being part of the investment in bio-LNG for the maritime sector. Making it available to shipping is a natural development for us, and through the agreement with Swedegas we have made a firm, long-term commitment,” said Emil Glimåker, Director Nordic Countries, Air Liquide Advanced Business & Technology. “Thanks to our high-tech solutions, we can produce bio-LNG at our facility in Lidköping, just 130 km from Gothenburg. Such a short transport distance generates both environmental and climate benefits.”
“We are pleased that we can present Swedish shipping with the opportunity to not only make the transition to LNG, but also to gradually increase the proportion of renewable gas. Every step towards more sustainable transport is vitally important,” said Johan Zettergren, Swedegas chief executive.