In his speech at the Asia Pacific Marine and Offshore Conference 2014, Jan-Paul de Wilde, Designer at Rolls-Royce Singapore, highlighted the advantages of using LNG as a marine fuel. He pointed out that LNG produces 22% reduced greenhouse gas, 92% reduced nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission and nearly a 100% reduced sulfur oxide (SOx) emission.
However “It is a chicken and egg story, no one wants to switch to LNG because there are no bunkering facilities available.” he said
In order to accelerate the transition process, he suggested that the government invested in LNG bunkering facilities in ports as well as offer incentives to companies that are willing to make the switch.
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