Clean Maritime Transport: What role for LNG?

Online debate in Brussels

MEP Jerzy Buzek
(EPP, Poland), President of the EEF
MEP Henna Virkkunen (EPP, Finland), Active Member of the EEF

James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
Kari Hietanen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs, Wärtsilä
Speaker from the European Commission (name tbc)
MEP Ondřej Knotek (RE, Czechia) Director of the EEF
MEP Maria Spyraki (EPP, Greece), Director of the EEF
MEP Rasmus Andresen (Greens/EFA, Germany)
MEP Elsi Katainen (RE, Finland)
MEP Jutta Paulus (Greens/EFA, Germany)

Pascale VerheustDirector General of the EEF

In its FuelEU Maritime Initiative, the European Commission aims to establish a common EU regulatory framework to accelerate maritime’s decarbonisation through renewable and low-carbon fuels and technologies. 

Among other provisions, the initiative sets increasingly stringent limits on carbon intensity of the energy used by vessels as of 2025, from a decrease by 2% in 2025 up to by 75% in 2050 compared to 2020.

Our speakers from Eurogas and Wärtsilä will explain how they see LNG — along with BioLNG and eLNG — as an available transition option with significant lower CO2 and GHG emissions and many benefits in terms of air quality. If today’s global marine transport fleet completely switched to LNG, its GHG emissions would decrease by 15% compared with heavy fuel oils. They will also touch upon the development of the LNG fleet and infrastructure.

Representative of the European Commission and different MEPs will also join to provide their input.

We look forward to e-meeting you there!


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