Finnish gas company Gasum will supply Swedish fuel company Preem’s tankers with a new fuel blend made up of LNG and 10% renewable liquefied biogas. Gasum’s blend will be supplied to Preem’s time-chartered tankers Tern Ocean and Thun Evolve. The new agreement marks Gasum’s first regular supply of a renewable fuel blend to a maritime customer.
LNG produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional marine fuels, such as heavy fuel oil, up to 20% in some cases. It also meets current and long-term environmental requirements set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Liquefied biogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions further, up to 85% compared to fossil fuels.
“Gasum is committed to working for a carbon-neutral future and helping our customers to reduce their own carbon footprint by providing cleaner energy,” said Gasum sales director of maritime Jacob Granqvist. Gasum aims to keep investing in the LNG and LBG supply chain and develop its fuel offerings and services.