When Fure Vinga, the new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), was christened last month, CEO of Furetank, Lars Hoglund was presented with the Bio50 LNG gift by Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine at Titan LNG B.V. Titan LNG uses biogas certificates from European waste streams for 50% of its contents, creating a fuel that complies to the IMO 2050 carbon reduction target today.
Ronald van Selm, COO of Titan LNG, commented: “On top of LNGs excellent performance on SOx, NOx, and particulate emissions, these carbon emission improvements make LNG the genuine maritime fuel of the future. For now we add biogas certificates from waste streams and in the near future, physical BioLNG will be available on a larger scale.”
During her maiden voyage the Fure Vinga was bunkered in the Port of Amsterdam. The vessel is the first of a 6-ship strong armada of next generation climate smart tankers currently under construction. All these ships are LNG powered and will be arriving in Europe over the coming months.
Titan LNG, a leading full service supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, believes the use of biogas certificates is an affordable, available, and scalable option for the LNG powered fleet to further reduce CO2 emissions. In the marine segment, Titan LNG specializes in providing shipping customers with flexible LNG solutions like the T-piece for combined Truck-to-ship bunkering and the FlexFueler LNG Bunkering pontoons for Ship-to Ship supply.
Furetank, an integrated shipping company that provide technical, safety, crewing and commercial management services to external partners, has three LNG powered low emission 16,000 dwt new buildings on order from Avic Dingheng Shipyard in China. Together with partners Älvtank and Thun Tankers, the order comprises a total of six sister vessels. Furetank is a founding partner of commercial joint venture Gothia Tankers Alliance, covering 32 vessels in sizes of 6,000-37,000 dwt.
Source: Titan LNG