Alternative Energy Sources
Carbon neutrality in shipping can only be achieved by combining energy efficiency interventions with alternative fuels. To support the transition to alternative fuels, we built our expertise on ships powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). LNG is a transitional solution as it emits 20-30% lower carbon dioxide than traditional fuels. Pronav and all SMCs collaborate with the Schulte Group’s LNG Competence Centre (LCC) to promote new LNG projects and build long-term business relations and partnerships.
Together with our clients, we look for opportunities to pilot cleaner energy solutions on our full-managed vessels. For example, we have tested a wind-assisted propulsion system on a container vessel and explored the possibility of 100% biofuel for two other vessels. Unfortunately, the biofuel trials were cancelled for safety and cost concerns, signifying the challenges of employing such technologies on a greater scale. Navigating towards a sustainable future will certainly be challenging, and we are committed to support our clients in this journey.