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Maritime Administration Releases LNG Vessel Operations Emission Report

 

The Maritime Administration has made available a report that quantifies methane slip and fugitive emissions from using LNG for vessel operations and bunkering. The study, completed in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology, builds upon earlier work identifying life cycle emissions associated with LNG use using a “well-to-hull” analysis.

The study was designed to provide information guide innovation investments in reducing methane slip and release in the maritime propulsion context.  A key finding is that fugitive methane emissions from bunkering operations pose a potentially greater source of methane release than methane slip at the engine. For further review, the report is available here.