LNG as ship fuel
Comply with the emission standards
lower emissions of harmful substances
Air quality in the Netherlands is one of the poorest in Europe. Using LNG as fuel in shipping helps improve this air quality, as LNG burns cleaner than diesel.
Environmental requirements are set to become more stringent in the coming years. With LNG your fleet already meets the actual and new emission standards.
Switching to LNG fuel also brings economic benefits. Take an inland waterway vessel that switches to LNG. The additional cost will be approx. €1,000,000 compared to a traditional ship, but this investment can be earned back. As LNG is less expensive than diesel, an LNG engine requires less maintenance than a diesel engine and no expensive post-treatment techniques are required. An average inland waterway vessel returns on its investment in approx. 10 years.
READY FOR THE FUTURE: LBM
Whoever switches to LNG can then easily make the change to even cleaner and CO2-neutral bio-LNG, also called LBM (Liquid bio Methane). LBM is produced from various sources such as waste and manure, so not from fossil fuels – and it can be created locally. Sailing on LBM reduces CO2 emissions along the whole chain by 70% compared to diesel. LBM is accordingly seen as the logical successor to LNG as soon as the production capacity is sufficient.