Publication

The European LNG Masterplan: Introducing LNG as Fuel and Cargo on the Rhine-Main-Danube

Publication, 2013

Outline

O. Schauer, L. Putz, F. Starkl - The European LNG Masterplan: Introducing LNG as Fuel and Cargo on the Rhine-Main-Danube - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing: ECODESIGN 2013, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 2013

Abstract

Causing about 20% of the annual carbon dioxide emissions, the transport sector is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases in the EU-27 member countries. The European Commission´s Transport 2050 Strategy calls for breaking the oil dependence of transport and sets a target of 60% greenhouse gas emissions reduction from transport by 2050. In order to reach these goals a big share of alternative fuels is required. The “LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube” is a project filed in the last TEN-T MAP Call 2012 which supports a parallel development of the necessary regulatory framework as well as an initial deployment in crucial LNG-terminal and LNG-powered vessel infrastructure.