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EU to back the UK on green maritime transport

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The EU's TEN-T Programme will support the pilot construction of the UK's first LNG bunker near Middlesbrough and the LNG propulsion system of two new ships with almost €4 million. The project will help reduce maritime pollution and support the roll-out of LNG technology in the UK.

This project is a real breakthrough in the use of LNG for short sea shipping as it will develop a dedicated LNG supply and demand chain in the UK. It will also demonstrate the viability of LNG as an environmentally sound alternative to present marine fuels, as well as its high potential for short sea shipping in the UK and the North Sea.

Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.

The project is to be completed by December 2015.

Adapted from press release by Joe Green

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