Here we are again (and LNG small scale never missing)

Here we are again (and LNG small scale never missing)

Just over a month to go before the traditional event promoted and organised by Mirumir to take stock at national and international level of developments in the direct use of LNG (Bologna, 6-8 October). We are approaching the ten-year anniversary of the first conference in April 2013, but some stocktaking will already be possible. At last we will be able to talk in person, touch the technological advances, exchange ideas and information, draw future prospects, without the aseptic filter of monitors.

2 Sep 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

How to cross the desert

How to cross the desert

The G7 which ended a few days ago confirmed the ambitious objectives that the democratic market economy countries have set for the containment of climate change by 2050. Trying to interpret the final statement and also the words of Prime Minister Draghi, the greatest attention is seems to have been given at the intermediate stage of 2030.

16 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Why Sardinia needs LNG

Why Sardinia needs LNG

Over the past few days, on the occasion of the first refuelling and start of service of the first coastal LNG depot in the Mediterranean in the Port of Santa Giusta (see news item), I stressed on social media the importance of this event for Sardinian citizens. I recorded some comments that basically say: too late for the island’s methanisation, the future is now “sun, wind and trees”. Sardinia has already given”

1 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Maritime LNG, towards 2050 and beyond

Maritime LNG, towards 2050 and beyond

European projects or not, the maritime cargo market seems to have made its choice, at least until 2030 (but probably beyond) for LNG. So has the cruise market for some years now. It is no coincidence that this is happening at a time when supply is now guaranteed on the world’s main routes.

19 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG investments pending but IVECO remains Italian

LNG investments pending but IVECO remains Italian

The “news of the day” was supposed to be the role of small scale LNG in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) but in the very latest version the topic was expunged.
A few days earlier, the sale of Iveco to Faw Jiefang, the largest Chinese manufacturer of heavy trucks, failed.

6 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

2020: LNG light in the dark, certainty for 2021

2020: LNG light in the dark, certainty for 2021

It is difficult at the end of a year like this to calmly communicate positive developments and enthusiasm, in any field. But we have to hold on to hope, and in this we have been luckier. For the small-scale LNG industry, 2020 was a good year, worldwide and also in Italy. And 2021 will be even better.

30 Dec 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Lessons from Genoa

Lessons from Genoa

As our readers know, as they have massively participated, ConferenzaGNL organised the International Forum “LNG in the Euro-Mediterranean Corridor and the role of the logistic system of Genoa and Liguria” on 19 and 20 November on behalf of the Metropolitan City of Geniva and the Liguria Region. Strictly online.
Considering the follow-up, the positive feedback received, and the novelties that emerged, it was a successful event, which required a great commitment for the orderly participation of 62 speakers, 14 of whom from abroad, simultaneous translation into French and English, in the disastrous context of Italian internet connections.

25 Nov 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Coronavirus and climate change, an answer right away

Coronavirus and climate change, an answer right away

Europe increasingly associates the overcoming of the economic and social crisis due to the coronavirus epidemic with the energy transition. Making Europe the reference point for the global industrial relaunch with a neutral climate impact is already finding in the LNG and small bio LNG supply chain an immediately available first response.

21 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Small Scale LNG from fossil to renewable and beyond

Small Scale LNG from fossil to renewable and beyond

The evolution of LNG from fossil to renewable and the relationship with the direct uses of liquid methane and hydrogen will be two of the main themes of the forthcoming 6th International Conference and Expo on small scale LNG, the main two-yearly international event in the sector for Europe and the Mediterranean area (Bologna 5-7 May 2021).

25 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Bio-LNG plant starting in Novi Ligure

Bio-LNG plant starting in Novi Ligure

After its installation was completed at the end of July 2020, the Italian Bio-LNG plant from the landfill of Novi Ligure is now fully functioning.

18 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

European funds for LNG in the ports of Trieste and Naples

European funds for LNG in the ports of Trieste and Naples

As part of the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, the port of Trieste has been awarded with European funds for the co-financing of two projects involving the use of LNG in the port area. European Commission has also granted around 700 thousand euros for a project, “Naples Lng Costal Depot”, presented by the joint venture JV Edison-Q8, for the development of an LNG deposit in the port of Naples.

17 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fifteen LNG icebreakers for Arctic LNG 2

Fifteen LNG icebreakers for Arctic LNG 2

SMART LNG, a joint venture of the Russian companies Sovcomflot (SCF Group), specialized in fuel shipping, and NOVATEK, LNG producer, has signed contracts with VEB.RF Group, Russian economic development agency, and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for the construction of ten Arc7 LNG icebreakers for the shipment of liquid methane.

16 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Over 51% more LNG cruise ships compared to 2018

Over 51% more LNG cruise ships compared to 2018

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading global cruise industry association, published in early September the “Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report” by Oxford Economics. The report highlights companies’ progress in developing and implementing advanced technologies and practices to achieve lower emissions, greater efficiency and a cleaner environment on board, at sea and in port.

15 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Five bulk carriers for BHP: “LNG the only available commercial option”

Five bulk carriers for BHP: “LNG the only available commercial option”

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, has chartered five bulk carriers that will be powered by LNG. The company’s stated goal is to improve its environmental rating. With this choice, the company plans to reduce climate-altering emissions by 30 percent for each voyage.

14 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG public transport boosting with ItalScania, IIA and HVM

LNG public transport boosting with ItalScania, IIA and HVM

In Emilia Romagna, not only TPER (Transport of Passengers Emilia Romagna), already active for years in the use of LNG, but also the Forlì-based START Romagna chooses liquid methane as its first option. The Veneto Region also arrives, with the projects of the ATV (Verona Transport Company). Among the suppliers of the vehicles, ItalScania is joined by IIA (Industria Italia Autobus, formerly Breda Menarini). The technological innovation of HVM (High Vacuum Maintenance), manufacturer of cryogenic tanks, was decisive, allowing them to be positioned on the roof of cars.

11 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Nordic countries started to use BioLNG as a marine fuel

Nordic countries started to use BioLNG as a marine fuel

The Finnish company Gasum, active in the production and distribution of natural gas, the shipping company ESL Shipping and the Swedish steel producer SSAB have started tests for the use of bio-LNG as a marine fuel.

3 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

OLT now ready to supply LNG tankers

OLT now ready to supply LNG tankers

It was concluded at the end of July, at the Ministry of Environment, the procedure for the verification of environmental impact of the changes to the OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana) regasification plant operating off Livorno, necessary for the supply of small LNG tankers.

2 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Dutch Rolande opens its first LNG station in Germany

Dutch Rolande opens its first LNG station in Germany

Rolande, market leader in the Netherlands in the construction of infrastructure for the production of liquefied natural gas and bio-LNG for trucks, has recently entered the German LNG market with the opening of its first LNG filling station in the city of Ulm.

1 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fincantieri starts construction of LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar

Fincantieri starts construction of LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar

Last June 25, at the Sturgeon Bay shipyard, in Wisconsin, (USA), Fincantieri started the construction of a LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar.

31 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

EU funding for 19 LNG projects in the maritime sector

EU funding for 19 LNG projects in the maritime sector

The European Union has announced the allocation of € 142 million in funding for 19 projects aimed at the maritime use of LNG in the various Member States, through the conversion of ships capable of using LNG as fuel, as well as the installation of related storage and distribution infrastructures in the ports.

28 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Enagás and BP Oil España to promote the use of gas in the transport sector in Spain.

Enagás and BP Oil España to promote the use of gas in the transport sector in Spain.

The agreement signed by the two companies aims to support the development of projects along three lines of action: the promotion of infrastructure for LNG and methane in the sustainable transport sector; production and promotion of renewable gases consumption; the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation projects. The agreement was signed by Luis Aires, President of BP Oil España, and Marcelino Oreja, CEO of Enagás.

26 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Golar Power and Galileo Technologies to promote micro-LNG solutions in Brazil

Golar Power and Galileo Technologies to promote micro-LNG solutions in Brazil

In early July, Golar Power and Galileo Technologies signed an agreement in São Paulo to accelerate the energy transition towards a cleaner energy supply chain with less environmental impact in Brazil by replacing diesel oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and/or heavy fuel oil (HFO) with liquefied natural gas.

26 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

VISITORS | 6/7/8 October 2021 Bologna

All the useful information to reach and visit the International Conference & Expo of ConferenzaGNL 2021 scheduled in Bologna from 6 to 8 October

17 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

SGMF publishes guidelines  for vessels using LNG as fuel

SGMF publishes guidelines for vessels using LNG as fuel

The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidelines on working practices for the maintenance, repair and dry docking operations of ships that use LNG as a fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-powered ships, including the dry docking period.

14 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | 6/7/8 October 2021 Bologna

The objectives and programme of the meetings and workshops scheduled for the International Conference 2021 dedicated to small scale LNG.

14 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL