Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel and energy source for the transport industry is coming into consideration for at least a transitional period. Against this background, Wismar University of Applied Sciences is participating in the initiative "Go LNG - LNG value chain for clean shipping, green ports and blue growth in the Baltic Sea region".
Numerous stakeholders are active on and around the Baltic Sea: maritime administrations, rescue services, public authorities, shipping companies, ports, research and intergovernmental organizations. Increasing the capabilities of these stakeholders in order to better protect the maritime environment from the pressures of shipping is the aim of the research project, which brings together a total of 20 cooperation partners from countries around the Baltic Sea. Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Wismar University of Applied Sciences is responsible for providing the integrated LNG value chain for the Baltic Sea region in the project (work package 3).
The starting point for the Go LNG initiative is the increasing air pollution in port cities and stricter environmental regulations such as the lowering of the sulphur limit for marine fuels (Sulphur Cap) at the international level, which set tight limits on pollutant emissions in the Baltic Sea. In order to meet these requirements, maritime logistics need new approaches and technologies as well as functioning business models for integration into existing processes. In addition to developing such models, the project aims to inform stakeholders in the Baltic Sea region about LNG as a transition technology through training and workshops.
Project consortium: 20 partners from Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden
Participants from Wismar University: Dr. Anatoli Beifert, Dr. Laima Gerlitz (both European Project Center)
Project website: www.golng.eu