11NOV2019 - NEWS - Box ship to use synthetic natural gas in world-first retrofit

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A German-led initiative will use a container ship as the first vessel globally to run on synthetic natural gas (SNG) derived from renewable energy

MAN Energy Solutions and Wessels Marine GmbH have announced a technical showcase whereby the 2017-LNG retrofitted Wes Amelie, a 1,036-teu feeder container ship, will use liquefied SNG produced from renewable electrical energy as drop-in fuel.

To demonstrate that SNG can successfully be used as shipping fuel, 20 of the 120 tonnes of LNG that Wes Amelie typically uses per round trip will be replaced by climate-neutral SNG. As a result, CO2 emissions are expected to decline by 56 tonnes for this trip.

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