Shipping with a green conscience

Tightening environmental regulations make the shipping industry look for greener alternatives to conventional bunker fuels. Bunkering with liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied biogas (LBG) is the ideal shortcut to a more sustainable shipping sector – and we can help you get there.

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No emissions of harmful pollutants from ships – that is the essence of the very strict global emissions regulations that took effect in 2020. As an alternative to conventional oil-based bunker fuels, LNG and LBG are a great way to comply with regulations of the main emission types (SOX, NOX, particulate matters and CO2) – while staying efficient and competitive.

Rapid growth in number of LNG-fuelled ships

As of now, 191 LNG-fuelled ships sail the ocean with an additional 238 on order, and that number is only expected to grow. In the future, ports that offer services for LNG-fuelled vessels will get a clear competitive advantage. The technology is already available, and so is the LNG. Local, small-scale LNG production will further increase the supply.

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Design based on our customers’ needs

We take pride in being able to design, produce and deliver bunkering solutions that are tailored to the situation our customers face. So no matter your location or environment, we will work together with you to arrive at a solution that matches your requirements perfectly – whether that is a fixed installation, a mobile bunkering adapter or something new entirely.

Leave the dirty work to us

Our LNG and LBG bunkering solutions come as turnkey projects where we take care of everything, including civil works, installation, talking to local authorities and securing permits. As part of MAKEEN Energy’s world-spanning network, we can offer after-sales service packages and facility management – letting you focus on the core part of your business with minimal worries about equipment maintenance and uptime.

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Carbon neutral bunkering with LBG

LNG and LBG both consist of methane. The difference is that the gas used to produce the former is extracted from underground deposits, while the latter comes from organic material (such as livestock manure) that is already part of the planet’s carbon circulation. This makes LBG a 100% carbon neutral fuel with the same great qualities as LNG. All our bunkering solutions are equally compatible with both LNG and LBG.

Bunkering without emissions

LNG and LBG are composed primarily of methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. This means that even minor leaks significantly reduce the environmental benefits of switching to LNG or LBG. We design our bunkering solutions as a closed circuit, which means that any gas left in the pipes after bunkering returns to the tank instead of leaking into the atmosphere.


Watch our video about the Samsoe Ferry's bunkering solution

We made a short film that shows just how little space, and how little time, it takes to achieve a fast and efficient LNG bunkering solution. It is the bunkering equivalent of a Formula 1 pit stop!


Small-scale LNG bunkering solutions

We constantly improve and adapt our small-scale LNG bunkering solutions for vessels to meet the demands of the ever-changing small-scale market. But they always follow our four principles: zero-emission, scalability, automatisation and flexibility.

Learn more about our small-scale LNG bunkering

Read our selected LNG bunkering cases

We have produced solutions for bunkering challenges of many different kinds and for various customers. You can read about most of them - and, not least, see pictures of them - here in our Cases section.

See a selection of our bunkering cases