A technological and economic feasibility study on using liquefied natural gas as an alternative ship fuel
Estonian Maritime Academy of TUT is compiling a technological and economic feasibility study on using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative ship fuel to reduce pollution.
By order of the Estonian Environmental Research Centre the study about the use of LNG is conducted by the lead experts of Estonian Maritime Academy of TUT. The aim of the study is to find out the technical aspects of the use of LNG as ship fuel and to compile an economic cost-benefit analyse based on the most common ship types visiting Estonian ports.
During the study, a survey will be conducted to find out the opinion about the use of LNG as ship fuel by different maritime sub-clusters representatives.
The study on using LNG as a ship fuel is part of the project „Developing the programme of measures for the Estonian marine area in compliance with the requirements of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, including feasibility study on using LNG as an alternative ship fuel to reduce pollution“ of EEA Grants programme “Integrated marine and inland water management”. The project will develop a marine strategy in accordance with MSFD for managing Estonian marine waters. It consists of regionally coordinated cost-effective monitoring programme and programme of measures for managing pressures in marine environment. A technical and economic feasibility study on using LNG as ship fuel, as one possible measure, will be carried out by Estonian Maritime Academy of TUT.
The results of the study were published in spring 2015.