Titan LNG has been granted EU funding for its Bio2Bunker project Photo: Titan LNG
Titan LNG has been granted €11 million in funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the grant scheme supporting transport infrastructure, connectivity and the switch to greener fuels for transport.
Titan LNG’s Bio2Bunker project will developed and expands a Bio-LNG (BLNG) 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 whilst for the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region Titan LNG will construct an 8,000m3 mothership, the ‘Titan Hyperion’ that will resupply the FlexFuelers.
“Our customers in the shipping sector are facing a choice for the future – run on MGO, HFO with scrubbers, or go for BLNG, the only proven alternative fuel that is scalable right now,” said the company. “Titan LNG believes that LNG-fuelled ships are future proof.”
Titan LNG is currently sourcing suppliers for the barge which it expects will be delivered at the end of 2023. The barge will be self-propelled and will run on LNG.