India to trial LNG-fuelled fishing boats
Published by Will Owen,
Reuters is reporting that India is set to trial LNG as fuel for vessels in the fishing industry.
The Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) think tank has expressed interest in a pilot project to examine the merits of using LNG as fuel for a fishing boat. The project will involve the retrofitting of a current fishing boat’s diesel engine system, in order to enable it to operate using a dual-fuel (LNG and diesel) system.
High costs and a lack of bunkering infrastructure has previously meant that LNG has not been widely used in the fishing industry. This new interest in LNG as fuel, from a traditionally diesel-fuelling industry, has been motivated by the upcoming International Maritime Organisation (IMO) legislation limiting fuel sulfur content beyond 2020.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/14082019/india-to-trial-lng-fuelled-fishing-boats/
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