EveRé, Elengy, TotalEnergies, and CMA CGM have joined forces to investigate the feasibility of setting up a plant that would produce biomethane from household waste.
The facility would primarily supply LBG as ship fuel to CMA CGM's growing gas-powered fleet (44 vessels by end-2022) if completed.
According to the parties, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission footprint of LBG would be at least 67% lower than that of very low sulphur fuel oil (calculations for the complete value chain). On a tank-to-wake basis (at vessel level), the GHG emissions would be reduced by 88%.
Elengy's liquefied natural gas terminal would be used for the storage and delivery of LBG. TotalEnergies' bunker vessel, which will start operating in Marseille from January 2022, would also supply the new fuel.
The Coalition for the Energy of the Future, which aims to develop future energy sources and technologies, leads the project study.
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