The Future is Today

Globally, the marine industry is in a rapid transition to gas for shipboard power generation and propulsion. International regulations on the air pollution created by ships are becoming increasingly stringent.

Pressure for reduced emissions from ships is coming from both the IMO and the United Nations. The desire for cleaner fuels is creating a worldwide market for LNG as a marine fuel.

Australia is poised to leapfrog impending regulations by establishing early adoption of LNG as a marine fuel to provide the Australasian maritime industry with a sustainable and cost-effective fuel source.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Lower emissions. Cleaner Environment.

Environment - LNG MFI

Reducing SOx, NOx, CO2 and particulate emissions from ships ensures positive environmental outcomes now and into the future.

Air pollution from ships contributes to ground-level ozone (smog), acid rain and water deterioration. Reductions in air pollution from ships will help protect our natural and built world from the destructive effects of these emissions.

Utilising LNG as a marine fuel will significantly reduce maritime oil spills.

Global emissions reduction legislation from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), slated to come into force in 2020, will work to reduce these impacts.

  •  Reduced SOx, NOx & carbon dioxide
  •  Reduced airborne particulates
  •  Reduced climate change impact
  •  Better water quality
  •  Reduced impacts of acid rain & ground-level ozone (smog)

ECONOMY

Fuelling a nation. Energy Independence.

Economy - LNG MFI

LNG as a marine fuel is the first step towards helping Australia achieve energy independence.

Current reliance on imported fuels is concerning and an unsustainable model that undermines Australia's energy security.

Renewable technologies are only part of the solution to power the nation in the medium term. We envision a future for the LNG fuels industry where our marine, road, rail and mining industries are all fuelled by our indigenous gas.

  •  Energy independence
  •  Boost LNG fuels sector
  •  Ensure ongoing trade with ECA & MARPOL compliant countries (like China, USA & countries surrounding the North & Baltic Sea)
  •  Balance of payments

INNOVATION

Make the switch. Change the game.

Innovation - LNG MFI

Reducing reliance on imported fuels is important and LNG can help us get there. Developing new fuel technologies to power industry is key.

LNG MFI’s future fuels initiative aims to provide support and funding to research teams looking to innovate future fuels technology. Partnering government and private enterprise teams in a collaborative knowledge share environment will accelerate research and evelopment in the sector.

  •  Leadership in LNG as a marine fuel
  •  Research opportunities in fuel technology development
  •  Engage in Federal Government Global Innovation Strategy
  •  Ensure Australia is at the forefront of LNG as a marine fuel and future fuels development

PUBLIC HEALTH

Cleaner air. Better health.

Public Health - LNG MFI

Reducing emissions not only benefits the environment but has an important, positive impact on public health. According to studies in Europe, 50,000 premature deaths a year are linked to air pollution from ships.

A recent Chinese study found that at least 24,000 premature deaths per year in East Asia were related to air pollution from ships. These diseases were mostly caused by cancers, heart and lung diseases. These diseases not only impact health and social welfare, but also limit resources in an already strained public health system.

  •  Better air means better health
  •  Reduced risks of cancers and heart and lung diseases caused by air pollution from ships
  •  Reduced resource burden on public health & social support systems

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