Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (PortSEurope) April 14, 2018 – The fourth edition of the Isola Dell’Energia: ‘Sardinia, LNG leader in the Mediterranean’ is now taking place in Cagliari: two days of meetings to take stock of the process of methanisation of Sardinia with the LNG (liquefied natural gas) coastal deposits system and to examine the role of Sardinia as a leader in small-scale LNG for the central
Mediterranean. LNG is an essential element of the ‘energy transition’, intended to gradually replace oil derivatives in maritime, heavy land transport, in industries and in isolated networks with a drastic reduction in emissions of sulfur, fine dust, nitrogen and CO2. The use of LNG in economic and civil activities is an opportunity for technological development and efficient industrial relaunch, contributing in a clean and ecological way to the national energy needs. The event, which will be attended by members and experts of institutions, companies and research centers, also proposes conferences and informative moments. Andrea Turetta, Air Separation Plant Sales Manager of SIAD Macchine Impianti will be the speaker of the meeting ‘The liquefaction of methane’. Sardinia today has the opportunity to be a protagonist in a fundamental area of energy transition, the gradual replacement of oil products with natural gas, thanks to methanisation with LNG. The island is the Mediterranean region that most of all can exploit the integrated use of liquid methane in every possible field of application, in the absence of natural gas supply via pipeline. The use of small-scale liquid methane is consistent and synergistic with the process of decentralization and territorial diffusion that is characterizing the various renewable energy supply chains throughout the world. In terms of size and potential articulation, LNG is an advantageous technological solution that can act as a driving force for development and promote broad access to energy even in emerging economies, in a global context of industrial development. In Sardinia, a region with double oil consumption compared to the national average, liquid methane will demonstrate its ability to penetrate all areas of possible application: maritime transport, heavy land, regional public transport, non-electric railways, industrial applications and in networks towns in the form of gas. Never the term “hub” has had a greater potential value as in this case: import, enhance, use, associate services and re-export. From this impulse the great opportunity of a boosted efficiency of the whole productive sector but also of the commercial and residential ones. Thanks to LNG, Sardinia could become one of the largest ecological islands in the world, with reduced emissions of sulfur, nitrogen, fine dust and CO2 and among those with the purest marine waters. The expected internal consumption of liquid and gaseous methane appears sufficient for the establishment of industries and of transformation with the subsequent opportunity to consolidate, gain experience and propose itself abroad. Source: ConferenzaGNL Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2018.