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                 ASIA MARINE & OFFSHORE INDUSTRIES DIRECTORY 2021/2022
 with simultaneous cargo operations. We will continue to work with the industry to promote LNG bunkering in Singapore and drive the transition to more sustainable shipping.”
In its endeavour to become Asia’s leading LNG bunkering hub, Singapore has been bolstering its infrastructure to support the use of LNG. To date MPA has issued two LNG bunker supplier licences to FueLNG Pte Ltd and Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte Ltd. Come 1 January 2022, Total Marine Fuels Private Limited joins the fray of LNG bunker suppliers, to drive the demand for LNG bunkering volumes in Singapore.
Other Fuels
Ammonia
On 24 February 2021, MPA and Yara International ASA (Yara) joined Ammonia- fuelled tanker Joint Development Project (JDP) partners - MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), to develop ammonia
propulsion ships to support the maritime industry’s drive to decarbonisation. Called the “The Castor Initiative”, MPA’s involvement offers insight on safety issues and ammonia bunkering procedures.
Earlier on in September 2020, LR had awarded an in-principle approval to SHI for its ammonia-fuelled tanker design with the aim of commercialising these developments by 2024.
While ammonia is one of the fuels being considered by maritime stakeholders, the partners also recognise that the shipping industry will need to explore multiple decarbonisation pathways and hope their collaboration will spur others in the maritime industry to join forces on addressing this global challenge.
MPA looks forward to collaborating with like-minded industry partners to support the development and trials of alternative future marine fuels such as ammonia.
Biomethane
As part of its plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050, CMA CGM announced introduction of biomethane, a renewable green gas, to support the energy transition in the shipping sector.
Guarantee-of-Origin Biomethane, coupled with CMA CGM’s dual-fuel gas-power technology, can reduce well-to-wake (entire value chain) greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon dioxide) by at least 67 percent. On a tank- to-wake basis (at ship level), the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions reaches 88 percent.
CMA CGM intends to push ahead with the development of this energy source by investing in biomethane production facilities and studying the viability of liquefaction processes so that biomethane can be rolled out as a shipping fuel.
As of May 2021, the Group’s customers will be able to select biomethane, paving the way for a substantial reduction in the environmental impact of the shipping of their goods.
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