Workshop ‘Small Scale LNG – Tomorrow‘s Fuel for Transport’

  • Norbertstrasse
  • Essen Messe, Essen

Engelstalige workshop ‘Small Scale LNG – Tomorrow‘s Fuel for Transport’ georganiseerd door Energy Valley en LNG Task Force Noord-Nederland tijdens E-World op dinsdag 11 februari.


Traditionally LNG (liquefied natural gas) has been used as a source of energy in the power sector. With increased availability of natural gas, LNG can be also produced at a smaller-scale and therefore used as a fuel for transport.

Small Scale LNG represents a valuable option to conventional diesel and it is in particular interesting for operators in large, heavy duty applications such as ships and trucks. Economic and environmental benefits also contribute to its growing significance. Compared to diesel LNG may offer significant fuel cost savings. Moreover it is an answer to new European environmental regulations that require shipping operators to reduce sulphur emissions.

Currently, we observe first applications of LNG as a fuel for vessels on inland waterways, such as ferries in Norway. Key European energy suppliers have elaborated and implemented their LNG strategy as they believe that LNG could form a bigger part of the transport energy mix. In order to reach is goal the development of a Small Scale LNG infrastructure is crucial.

This conference will provide insights of the current developments in the LNG market with focus on its application as fuel for transport. Key European companies will be gathered to exchange their views on this topic. Participants are invited to visit the E-world trade fair in the afternoon to meet with other energy supply companies.


Moderation: Dr. Nadine Haase, Public Affairs Manager Germany, Gasunie, Berlin

09:30 am Opening

09:35 am Market Overview Small Scale LNG

  • Usability of LNG Terminals for Small Scale LNG

Ulco Vermeulen, Director Business Development and Participations, Gasunie, Groningen

10:00 am Meeting 2015 Sulfur Emission Requirements With New LNG Ships

Jan Tellkamp, Project Manager Research and Innovation, DNV GL, Hamburg

10:30 am Small Scale LNG Infrastructure at the Example of Hamburg Port

  • Stimulus for the construction of Small Scale LNG infrastructure in the port area
  • Strategic Alliance between port and energy suppliers

Lutz M. Birke, Head of Corporate and Port Strategy, Hamburg Port Authority AöR, Hamburg

11:00 am Coffee Break

11:15 am Energy Supplier: Growth Opportunities In The Maturing Small Scale LNG Market?

  • Investements to build infrastructure

David Graebe, Head of Gas for Transport, Gazprom Germania GmbH, Berlin

11:45 am Mobility and Fuel Strategy of the German Government – The Role of Small Scale LNG

  • Further steps of implementation of mobility strategy

Nilgün Parker, Division Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Protection Policy Issues, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, BMVBS, Berlin

12:15 pm The Future of Transportation

Dr. Timm Kehler, Managing Director, erdgas mobil GmbH, Berlin

12:45 pm Closing