One of the few pilot investments carried out under the The Liquid Energy project is the adaptation of a small marine engine to power LNG. See how the inspection veteran owned by the Szczecin Harbor Master’s Office “Magda I”, built in 1978, gains a new life.
Most of the vessels nowadays are equipped with combustion engines, which run on residual fuel – the cheapest, but very harmful for the environment due to the emission of many toxic substances in fumes.
– Further reduction of harmful fumes emission is not possible without the use of liquid fuels – says Przemysław Rajewski from Association for the Promotion of Knowledge About Sea, one of the project partners. – It was an inspiration for us to construct a prototype of an engine room fuelled with LNG/CNG, designed for the small ship. The film shows the new elements of the engine, which were adapted to be powered by natural gas.
Projects like this one contribute to the implementation of EU energy generating strategy, which envisages an increase in the share of renewable energy sources, so called RES, in all sectors of the economy.