German duo in milestone LNG bunkering op

Germany’s Liquind Marine, a unit of Berlin-based Liquind, and compatriot GasCom Equipment have completed the 100th truck delivery to Elbferry’s LNG-powered Greenferry I in Brunsbüttel.

To remind, the two firms have started regular truck-to-ship LNG bunkering operations to the ferry in March.

During the newest operation which took place last weekend, the ferry received 18 tons of LNG from the 100th truck at Steubenhöft in Cuxhaven, according to a Liquind statement.

The ship regularly calls at the port to refuel LNG as it makes several trips per day on the river Elbe to connect Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel.

The 130 meters long ferry covers the 32-kilometer route connecting the two cities on the coastal regions between Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

“By using LNG, the combustion of 2,000 tons of diesel was spared and up to 90 percent less nitrogen oxide and 20 percent less CO2 was emitted into the atmosphere,” Liquind said.

Bio-LNG

Liquind Marine and GasCom have delivered LNG by trucks from the Fluxys-operated import terminal in Zeebrügge to Cuxhaven.

Prior to that, the terminal in Belgium received LNG from Qatar, the statement said.

However, in the future, the two firms plan to supply bio-LNG produced in Germany to the vessel.

Liquind has earlier this year entered into a deal with compatriot EnviTec Biogas to buy bio-LNG from the latter’s plant in Güstrow.

EnviTec has previously revealed it plans to convert the facility in Güstrow to be able to produce bio-LNG as it now only makes biomethane.

Following completion in autumn 2022, Liquind would take bio-LNG at the plant and distribute it to its network of filling stations across Germany.

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