EU funding for LNG bunkering barges in Zeebrugge, Rotterdam and Lübeck

Titan LNG has been granted EUR 11 million in EU funding for its Bio2Bunker project. This project develops and expands a (bio-)LNG bunkering supply chain by introducing three bunker barges in Zeebrugge, Rotterdam and Lübeck.

The bunker barges in Belgium and Germany will be similar to the company’s two existing FlexFuelers. For the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region, a mothership, the Titan Hyperion, will be constructed, which will resupply the FlexFuelers.

Titan LNG believes that LNG-fueled ships are future proof as LNG is ‘the only proven alternative fuel that is scalable right now.’ According to the company, ‘LNG combined with bio-LNG and later Synthetic Liquefied Gas (SLG), made by combining green hydrogen and CO2, offer a credible and cost competitive path to decarbonisation whilst immediately improving local air quality.’

The supplier of LNG is happy the EU ‘offers this support for overcoming the barriers to scaling up (bio-)LNG as a fuel.’ The money comes from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU’s grant scheme supporting transport infrastructure, connectivity and the switch to greener fuels for transport.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.