LNG Dual fuel
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a natural gas fossil fuel mixture primarily of methane (CH4) and ethane (C2H6) that has been converted to a liquid state. It is widely known that natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels and is increasingly chosen as the “go-to” electric generation energy source. Natural gas emits lower levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and also emits lower levels of particulate matter (PM) than conventional diesel (EN590).
LNG-Diesel dual fuel engine: 95% LNG and 5% diesel
In this case the engine is fully optimized for natural gas combustion. This LNG dual fuel system has already been in use for more than ten years in coastal and ocean shipping. The engines are now also supplied for inland shipping. The LNG dual fuel engines are specifically designed as dual fuel systems, so only a limited quantity of diesel fuel is required, but needed for combustion. This involves proportions of 5% diesel and 95% LNG.