LNG Value Chain for Clean Shipping, Green Ports and Blue Growth in Baltic Sea Region

May 2016 -
April 2019

3. Transport 3.4 Clean shipping


The Interreg project GO LNG explored new business opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a green fuel for shipping in the Baltic Sea region and other international markets by bringing together scientists and business.

The Opportunity

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is considered as an alternative fuel to heavy oil and ship diesel which emit large amounts of CO2 and harmful substances containing sulphur and nitrogen when burned in ship motors. LNG is natural gas as we commonly use it in heating systems or for stoves, but cooled down to very low temperatures at which it becomes liquid. LNG as a fuel emits no sulphur, no nitrogen and less CO2 than classical ship fuels. In the longer run, gas from organic waste could be liquefied, too, resulting in renewable liquefied bio gas (LBG).

Because LNG is liquid, it can be stored and transported more easily than natural gas. And this is why it is interesting to the shipping industry. Ship engines that run on both heavy oil and LNG are already being produced and a few ports at the Baltic Sea coast can already accept and store LNG. In order to make use of LNG on a large scale in shipping, ship owners and operators as well as logistics and fuel companies need to learn how LNG works: which technology is needed on ships and in ports, how to store and apply it safely, what are the costs and benefits of switching to LNG, etc.?


The project Go LNG focused on developing the demand and accessibility of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Baltic Sea region. It created a strategic approach to LNG development and a technology approach for consolidating the LNG value chain and provided skills and business partnerships for infrastructure development. GO LNG has established the first macro-regional business cluster in Europe for LNG. The business networks unites over 300 businesses from large to small. Also, GO LNG has set up a competence center of scientific institutions to spread the knowledge needed to promote and develop LNG. The competence center delivered trainings to more than 1000 professionals and students.

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Project manager

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Andrius Sutnikas

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Legal representative

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Roma Stubriene


Financial manager

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Ingrida Ramanauskiene


Communication manager

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Sigita Paulaviciene