Pivotal LNG completes pioneering renewable LNG delivery
The tri-vessel fuel operates exclusively on LNG and battery power, with diesel fuel as a backup, making it the first carbon-neutral PSV in the world.
The renewable LNG delivered to the PSV utilises negative carbon-intensity biomethane sourced from pig waste supplied by Element Markets. The LNG was sourced at Pivotal LNG’s production facility in Alabama. Pivotal LNG has the same renewable LNG delivery capability from JAX LNG, its facility in Florida, and its LNG facility in Pennsylvania.
Renewable natural gas (RNG) is compatible with existing natural gas infrastructure, providing a practical and replicable source of energy that mitigates carbon emissions. Renewable LNG is a clear pathway to net-zero emissions for the maritime sector as a direct fuel source for maritime vessels and a transportable source to displace traditional fuel usage in other industries, including road transport, power generation, rail and aerospace.
“Pivotal LNG is always looking for innovative ways that our product can help transform our nation’s energy landscape,” said Roger Williams, vice-president of commercial LNG and gas development at BHE GT&S, Pivotal LNG’s parent company.
“We are pleased that we could partner with Harvey Gulf and Element Markets to effectuate this delivery, contributing to reducing carbon emissions and a cleaner environment.”
Angela Schwarz, co-president and CEO of Element Markets, commented: “We are pleased to be part of the significant progress underway in decarbonising marine transportation and congratulate Pivotal LNG and Harvey Gulf for their sustainability leadership.
“We also extend this acknowledgement to Monarch Bioenergy for producing the ultra low-carbon RNG used in this latest bunkering event.”
Today, Harvey Gulf owns five PSVs that can be fuelled by renewable LNG, enabling clients who charter the vessels to obtain a carbon neutral certificate for their related operations.”