First LNG by rail from Marseille to Milan

First LNG by rail from Marseille to Milan

For the first time, LNG was transported by rail with an isocontainer loaded at the LNG terminal in Fos Cavaou (Marseille) and delivered to a service station near Milan. LNG loads by train already arrive in Northern Italy but coming from the coast of Northern Europe, having to cover much greater distances.

22 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Russia in small-scale LNG

Russia in small-scale LNG

Although the coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the long-term prospects for the global LNG industry and the forecasts for the commissioning of LNG production capacities around the world have been revised downwards, Russian operators predict that the demand for LNG will continue to grow, including as a fuel for transport.

22 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Waste collection with self-produced bioLNG also for Contarina

Waste collection with self-produced bioLNG also for Contarina

Liquigas and Contarina, a public company for the management of waste in the 49 municipalities adhering to the Priula Basin Council, in the province of Treviso, have signed a project financing agreement aimed at the realization of a circular economy project, which involves the use of LNG and GNC, to feed Contarina’s urban waste collection fleet. In fact, the project envisages the use of biomethane produced by the treatment of the organic fraction at the Trevignano plant for the production of bioLNG.

22 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

NYK orders 12 new LNG ships for auto transport

NYK orders 12 new LNG ships for auto transport

Japan’s Nippon Yusen (NYK) has ordered 12 new LNG-powered auto cargo ships worth a total of 100 billion yen (752 million euros), the largest order of its kind ever placed in Japan.

21 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Wärtsilä and Biokraft together for BioLNG

Wärtsilä and Biokraft together for BioLNG

Wärtsilä, a Finnish company with headquarters in Helsinki, specialized in the manufacture of propulsion and power generation systems for marine use and power plants, has signed a contract for the supply of a biogas plant to the Norwegian company Biokraft, a subsidiary of the Scandinavian Biogas Group, that is a major player in the global biogas market.

21 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

100% BioLNG at the Brenner Pass with HAM Italia, APS Fuel and Gruber Logistics

100% BioLNG at the Brenner Pass with HAM Italia, APS Fuel and Gruber Logistics

At the end of June, on the Autobrennero at Autoporto Sadobre (Brenner customs border motorway station), the first plant for the distribution of bioLNG for road transport was started up, an initiative born from the collaboration between Gruber Logistics, APS Fuel (Autoporto Sadobre) and Ham Italia.

20 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

BioLNG by Lazzari & Lucchini with IES Biogas, Green Arrow and TotalEnergies

BioLNG by Lazzari & Lucchini with IES Biogas, Green Arrow and TotalEnergies

In Verolanuova, in the province of Brescia, last June the Lazzari & Zucchini Company started the “Bio Industry” plant built by IES Biogas for the production of bioGNL from the treatment of by-products of the agro-livestock chain. The Green Arrow Capital investment fund participated in the investment, the first financial institution to do so, while TotalEnergies contracted the purchase of the production.

19 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG-hybrid ferry under construction for Caronte

LNG-hybrid ferry under construction for Caronte

At the Sefine Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, construction began on the LNG ferry “Aeolian” ordered last March by Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori (Caronte & Tourist shipowner group).

16 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

CH4 emissions, do not worry

CH4 emissions, do not worry

Avoiding methane emissions, whether leaks or authorized releases, is therefore now the priority of the entire natural gas sector. In the past this aspect has been handled only from the point of view of system security. For example, in the case of gas over pressures, dangerous for containers, whether gas pipelines or tanks, controlled releases have been authorized. It can no longer be done.

6 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

CMA CGM LNG fleet will reach the 44 units in 2024

CMA CGM LNG fleet will reach the 44 units in 2024

China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will shortly deliver to the French navigation company CMA CGM nine new LNG cargo ships, with capacity of 23.000 teu each. The ships, equipped with dual-fuel Wingd engines and with a tank of 18,600 cubic meters, are 400 meters long and 61 meters wide, and will serve the Europe-Asia route.

29 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG tankers for OMV Turkey

LNG tankers for OMV Turkey

OMV, the main Austrian energy operator, has recently replaced 10% of its tanker fleet in Turkey with those powered by liquid natural gas as part of its sustainable and environmentally friendly growth approach, which traditionally use Diesel. OMV Turkey supplies LNG to around 400 customers in regions of the country out of reach of the pipelines.

28 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Iveco and Plus for autonomous LNG-powered heavy road vehicles

Iveco and Plus for autonomous LNG-powered heavy road vehicles

IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial NV and pioneer in the marketing and production of LNG-powered vehicles, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Plus, a leading company in the autonomous driving sector, to develop heavy vehicles that integrate the know-how of the two companies

22 Jun 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

+36% global LNG fleet between 2019 and June 2021

+36% global LNG fleet between 2019 and June 2021

In the online meeting promoted by the University of Cagliari with the organizational support of the ConferenzaGNL last June 3, dedicated to the development of LNG as a fuel especially for maritime use but also for the methanisation of Sardinia, Corsica and evaluations on the Island of Elba, professor Giovanni Satta of the University of Cagliari has updated the data on the size of the fleet of LNG ships by 2027.

15 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

50 Babcock LGE liquefiers for LNG ships already in place

50 Babcock LGE liquefiers for LNG ships already in place

In less than three years Babcock LGE, a company specializing in LNG solutions, has sold 50 boil-off gas (BOG) re-liquefaction plants for as many ships. The plants, based on the proprietary “ecoSMRT” technology for the recovery of Boil-Off (BOG) gases, are now used in LNG carriers.

14 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

-23% greenhouse gas emissions by using LNG, according to a recent study

-23% greenhouse gas emissions by using LNG, according to a recent study

According to a recent study commissioned by Sea-LNG and SGMF (Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel) to the consultancy firm Sphera, the use of Liquefied Natural Gas in maritime transport would allow a reduction of CO2 emissions up to 23%, depending on of the technologies used.

14 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

First refueling, active Higas LNG in Sardinia

First refueling, active Higas LNG in Sardinia

On May 26, the Avenir Accolade tanker arrived at the Higas coastal depot in the port of Santa Giusta – Oristano in Sardinia, to carry out the first refueling of LNG. In the following days, the first plant of this type in the Mediterranean went into operation.

1 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Russia: Gazprom’s first LNG bunkerine arrives

Russia: Gazprom’s first LNG bunkerine arrives

The first Russian small-scale LNG refueling vessel, with a capacity of 5,800 cubic meters, has completed sea trials and is expected to join Gazprom Neft’s fleet in the second half of this year. The ship will operate mainly in the Baltic Sea for ship to ship supplies at the ports of St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga and Primorsk.

31 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Also in Turin waste collection with LNG

Also in Turin waste collection with LNG

After the experimentation of four LNG vehicles started in 2020, the Cidiu Group of environmental hygiene, which takes care of the collection and treatment of the waste of 13 municipalities (258 thousand resident citizens) in the north-west area of Turin, has another 13 arriving liquid methane vehicles.

28 May 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

Italy in the LNG bunker: Gas and Heat and Fratelli Cosulich

Italy in the LNG bunker: Gas and Heat and Fratelli Cosulich

Italy’s Gas and Heat has contracted to supply the LNG tank and fuel handling system for a tanker barge owned by Knutsen Scale Gas, which will lease the barge to Shell Spain. Genoese shipowner Fratelli Cosulich has ordered an 8,000 cubic metre LNG tanker, with a 500 cubic metre marine diesel reserve, from Chinese shipyard CIMC SOE for ship-to-ship bunkering operations.

12 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

Mobile LNG filling: Ham, Snam, FS, Hitachi, Levorato, TiApm, Ecomotive, HVM, Goldengas

Mobile LNG filling: Ham, Snam, FS, Hitachi, Levorato, TiApm, Ecomotive, HVM, Goldengas

Ham Italia has been awarded the European tender for the supply and installation of a mobile LNG refuelling station launched a year ago by the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority.
Work continues on equipping Italy’s first LNG train, built as part of a cooperation agreement between Snam, Fondazione FS, part of Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, and Hitachi Rail.

5 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

The first dedicated bioLNG plant on the Autobrennero

The first dedicated bioLNG plant on the Autobrennero

Since last April, the bioLNG refueling service with a dedicated tank has been active at the Sadobre Autoporto (Brenner border customs motorway station) near Vipiteno, alongside the traditional LNG one. This is the first Italian plant capable of supplying only bioLNG.

5 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL