The Swedish ferry company has increased the share of liquefied biogas (LBG) in its bunker blend from one to ten percent.
This will, in turn, decrease the company's footprint by some 9,000t/year of CO2.
The Finnish Gasum is Destination Gotland's supplier of the liquefied natural gas-LBG blend.
There are two gas-run ferries in the company's fleet, the sister ships Gotland and Visborg (200 m-long, 25.9 m-wide, with room for up to 1,650 passengers and 1,745 lane metres of cargo space).
"It is an extremely important step for us, and I'm proud and happy that we are contributing to the development of shipping by reducing emissions. We are firmly committed to making Gotland traffic climate-smart, and by 2045, preferably much earlier, it will be entirely fossil-free," Christer Bruzelius, CEO, Destination Gotland, commented.
He furthered, "The price of biogas is still noticeably higher than that of natural gas, and the bunker changeover involves a big investment. The benefit of considerably reducing emissions, however, justifies it."
The company has set in its climate roadmap a goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 70% by 2030 vs what was emitted in 2010.
Photo: Destination Gotland/Olof Segerberg