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Port Of Cádiz Reduces Its Carbon Footprint With Electricity Supply Service To Trailers With LNG

Port of Cádiz reduces its carbon footprint with electricity supply service to trailers with LNG

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz
The Port of Cádiz, Divergent Energy and Primagas (a subsidiary of SHV Energy) have teamed up to carry out a pioneering energy solution in the Spanish port system, which will represent a notable advance in the reduction of the carbon footprint of these facilities. It is a project that generates electricity from a low-carbon fuel such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the facilities of the
Port of the Bay of Cádiz, specifically for the refrigerated trucks that remain at the Marqués de Comillas dock in La commercial dock while waiting for transit to other ports – November 27, 2020 The initiative allows progress towards the Port’s energy transition, thanks to the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 90% and CO2 by 60%. Specifically, it is expected to eliminate between 1,993.61 and 2,492.02 kilograms of CO2 per day, in addition to completely eliminating emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter (PM). The measure will also reduce the impact of noise pollution in these facilities. Primagas will supply the liquefied natural gas (LNG), which will be used by Divergent to generate the electrical energy with which the refrigerated trucks will be supplied Currently, there is a weekly traffic of more than 600 refrigerated trucks that have to wait for their shipments for up to 72 hours with diesel engines running to keep the goods cold. The main users of this service will be three of the most important logistics operators in the Port of Cádiz: Grupo Mazo, Trasmediterránea Logística and Acotral. The technique used consists of creating an electrical network without the need to bring cables from a transformation center, since electrical energy is generated through the liquefied natural gas supplied by Primagas. It is a very beneficial value proposition for ports because it is not necessary to make a large investment or stop the activity to carry out larger works. The electrification of the facilities and the use of more sustainable fuels such as LNG represents a step forward towards the energy transition of the Spanish port system The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía, Carmen Crespo, yesterday highlighted the project in a visit to the facilities, in which she encouraged the promoters to promote it “in the rest of the ports of the Andalusian community and the rest of the country ”. For his part, the CEO of Primagas, Per Nielsen, highlights that “this project represents another step in Primagas’s commitment to the energy transition. We will contribute in a key way to the electrification of Spanish ports, thanks to the supply of a more sustainable energy source such as LNG”. Daniel Moreno, CEO of Divergent, assures that “our mission is to generate patented ideas from which new business models can emerge. Power generation is a key factor in the emission of greenhouse gases and we are convinced that we can continue to consume energy without exploiting the planet using our imagination, as is the case with this project ”. “Europe has more than 1,200 commercial ports and having a patent for the next 20 years like the one we present now is a great milestone that shows us the way forward in other places,” he adds. For her part, Teófila Martínez, president of the Cádiz Bay Port Authority, considers that “the electrification of ports is an inalienable objective in the system and a priority for the specific case of the Cádiz Bay Port, which has made a strategic commitment to sustainability and digitization ”. About the Port of Cádiz The Port of the Bay of Cádiz has five docks, located in three different towns and specialized in traffic, being capable of handling any type of traffic. In 2019, it moved 4.4 million tons of port traffic, standing out in fresh fish and cruise ships, where it ranks fourth and fifth at the state level. Environmental sustainability, together with digitization and the search for new lines of business, are three priority strategic objectives to face the future with guarantees for the Port Authority of the Bay of Cádiz. About Divergent Divergent Energy is an Andalusian company dedicated to technological development for the improvement of the environment, where its greatest virtue is listening and observing and then executing unprecedented solutions with registrations and patents. About Primagas Primagas, a subsidiary of the SHV Energy group, a world leader in LPG, has been operating in Spain for 22 years with the clear mission of improving living conditions in areas that are outside the conventional gas network, making an efficient energy solution accessible to all and clean. Every day Primagas supplies LPG, LNG and biopropane wherever its customers need it, even in the most remote locations. The company is involved in the energy transition so that people living in non-urban areas have access to cleaner energy. To guarantee supply and installation throughout the national territory, Primagas collaborates with a network of more than a hundred installation companies that allows it to offer its service immediately, quickly and anywhere in the country. About SHV ​​Energy SHV Energy is the world’s largest LPG distributor, supplying LNG and biopropane to consumers and companies without access to the grid. These cleaner energy sources help society to move away from oil and conventional fuels, improving the quality of life and the quality of the environment. The company serves the needs of more than 30 million customers and is committed to working sustainably with communities, stakeholders, and policy makers. SHV Energy operates in more than 25 countries on four continents under brands such as Calor Gas, Ipragaz, Liquigas, Primagaz and Supergasbras, among others. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz)

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