On 21 June 2023, Gasum extended its bunkering network by providing marine LNG to its customer PONANT in the port of Reykjavik, Iceland. During this first LNG bunker operation ever performed in Iceland, Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel Coral Energy delivered LNG and bio-LNG to PONANT’s ice-breaking state-of-the-art cruise vessel Le Commandant Charcot.
By providing marine LNG in remote locations where such cruise vessels operate, Gasum supports the ambition of its cruise customers to continuously improve the environmental performance of their fleet and reduce the impact on visited ecosystems. In addition to the almost complete elimination of local pollutant emissions that are already achieved by using LNG, the use of bio-LNG reduces the carbon footprint of cruising significantly.
Gasum’s biomethane cuts carbon emissions on average by 90% when compared with traditional fossil fuels.
Gasum’s strategic goal is to bring seven terawatt hours (7 TWh) of renewable natural gas yearly to market by 2027. Achieving this goal would mean a yearly cumulative carbon dioxide reduction of 1.8 million tons for Gasum’s customers.