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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(4): 295-300 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2016.V4.300

Liquefied Natural Gas as a Fuel in Inland Navigation: Barriers to Be Overcome on Rhine-Main-Danube

L. Simmer, S. Pfoser, and O. Schauer
Abstract—The shipping industry is committed to further reducing its emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. Alternative fuels play a key role in achieving this goal. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) may offer an effective solution towards low-emission shipping. However, for the uptake of LNG in inland navigation, especially in the Danube region, there are numerous hindrances to be overcome, such as the lack of infrastructure or high investment costs. Therefore, the aim of this paper is a detailed analysis and assessment of the different aspects influencing LNG implementation in the inland waterway sector in the near future. An extensive literature research was carried out in a first step. Afterwards findings were subsequently discussed with experts and adapted. The results of this paper should point to the problem areas for the introduction of LNG as fuel with a view to making significant contribution for further implementation steps.

Index Terms—Alternative fuel, green logistics, inland navigation, LNG.

L. Simmer, S. Pfoser, and O. Schauer are with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wehrgrabengasse 1-3, A-4400 Steyr, Austria (e-mail: {laura.simmer, sarah.pfoser, oliver.schauer}@fh-steyr.at).

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Cite:L. Simmer, S. Pfoser, and O. Schauer, "Liquefied Natural Gas as a Fuel in Inland Navigation: Barriers to Be Overcome on Rhine-Main-Danube," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 295-300, 2016.

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