The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published An Introductory Guide to the use of natural gas as a propulsion fuel and electricity generator for all forms of water-borne transportation. The publication recognises the increasing concern over the impact of human activities on our environment and aims to encourage and inform the the maritime transport industry as it moves toward adoption of natural gas in place of marine diesel oil and other fuels.
This trend is being reinforced by national and international regulation, led by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), with its Emission Control Areas (ECAs).
Both Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are included in the 47-page Guide which covers commercial, safety, technical and environmental considerations. The technical section includes LNG bunkering.
“The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) was established to promote best practice in the use of gas as a marine fuel. The society’s ultimate goal is to develop and produce
definitive guidelines so that the process of using gas as a marine fuel can be undertaken safely and consistently worldwide. In this way, all the players along the gas supply chain will be able to realise the benefits that stem from its use.” (Pg 47)
This guide can be found on our website or by clicking this link: www.sgmf.info/media/8087/SGMF-Gas-as-a-Marine-Fuel-An-introductory-Guide.pdf
SGMF is a member of NGV Global.