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    LNG As Marine Fuel not Enough to Meet Emission Targets: K Line

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Cannot reach IMO’s 2030 targets by simply switching diesel oil to LNG fuel, Yukikazu Myochin, CEO of Japanese shipping firm K Line said.

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LNG As Marine Fuel not Enough to Meet Emission Targets: K Line

Using LNG as a marine fuel will not be enough to reach the IMO’s 2030 emission reduction targets, Yukikazu Myochin, CEO of Japanese shipping firm K Line said in a statement January 6.

He said that industry “cannot reach IMO’s 2030 targets by simply switching diesel oil to LNG fuel; on top of that, we must continue to study new technologies as “LNG + (plus)”, such as the self-flying energy kites announced last year that utilize wind power.”

Myochin said that the company will accelerate research in alternative fuels such as ammonia, and methanation fuels in addition to hydrogen.

He said that as per the company’s Environmental Vision 2050, K Line announced the construction of an LNG-powered car carrier at the end of last year. It also announced participation in an LNG fuel supply business in Singapore with Shell in addition to the launch of a joint venture in the Chubu region.