The bunkering took place near Stavanger in Norway

(Source: Gasum)

Island Crusader takes biogas bunkers from Gasum

Nordic Energy company, Gasum, has supplied liquefied biogas (LBG) for the offshore supply vessel, Island Crusader, owned by Island Offshore in a pilot project run by Lundin Energy Norway. The battery-hybrid ship’s Bergen Engines propulsion system required no modification to use the renewable fuel.

Bunkering the LBG, which is claimed to be the cleanest maritime fuel that is currently available, took place from truck to ship and was carried out in Risavika harbour, near Stavanger. Produced from organic waste and interchangeable with LNG, biogas can reduce fuel’s lifecycle emissionS by up to 90%, Lundin said.

Gunnar Helmen, sales manager Marine at Gasum, commented: “We are very happy to support Lundin Energy on their journey towards carbon neutral operations. Biogas is a way to significantly reduce maritime sector’s emissions and it is available already today which makes it a viable option for companies. Together with supporting politics, we can increase the Norwegian biogas production significantly and contribute in making waste to energy pushing for the green shift, and we can do it today.”

Gasum owns and operates a number of biogas plants across the Nordic region and aims to increase production in the future.

Meanwhile, Lundin Energy plans to reach carbon neutrality across its operations by 2023. A key element of this strategy is the battery hybridisation of all supply and standby vessels on fixed contracts.

 

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