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25 June 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:44 GMT+2

August 31, 2017

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In Germany is started a program of incentives for uses it of the which combustible GNL of the
the subsidies arrive until the 40-60% of the permissible costs of the
the German federal government has started a program of financial aids on the shipowners in order to promote uses it of which combustible the which liquified natural gas for their ships. "Germany - it has evidenced the undersecretary to the Transports and the digital Infrastructure, Enak Ferlemann - is one of the main world-wide marine nations. We want to safeguard such position and to support therefore the introduction of innovative technologies. Through our new program of financings - Ferlemann has explained - we are accelerating the alternative fuel introduction in the marine transport and are continuing towards our objective of the greater mobility with smaller emissions. The which liquified natural gas is a marine fuel that contributes to the reduction of the emissions of gas to greenhouse effect and polluting atmospheric. With the exception of conventional marine fuel to oil base, the GNL does not generate sulfur oxide emissions. The nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced until 90% and the emissions of particulate matter of approximately 98% regarding conventional fuel".

the subsidies previewed from the program pile until 40% of the permissible costs of the plans of conversion of the ships to use it of the GNL like fuel, percentage that can be increased of ulterior a 20% relatively to the small enterprises and of ulterior a 10% for the medium enterprises.

the new program is received with favor from the VDR, the association of the German shipowners, that it has emphasized like the conversion of a ship to I use it of the GNL or the construction of a new unit in a position to employing this fuel involves costs elevated, that they are of 20-30% more onerous regarding ships fed with conventional fuel. "To half of the Eighties - the managing director of the VDR, Ralf Nagel has remembered - the German government launch a program of subsidies in order to help the industry of the shipping to complete the transition from the light naphta to the heavy fuel oil. Now that it is passed more than a life-cycle of a ship, the world of the shipping is returning to more respectful fuel of the atmosphere. The German shipowners assure the full support to the strategy on mobility and fuel of the federal government and receive with favor the program of incentives for use it of the which liquified natural gas like alternative fuel for the ships".

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