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Creating the regulatoru system to allow for and promote the use of LNG as an alternative fuel
by Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) (Government)
LNG as a ship fuel has several advantages compared to traditional fuels, which are contributing to the CO2 emissions, nitrogen emissions and generation of hazardous wastes. There is no nationally coordinated system in Estonia to use the LNG fuels in shipping. The objective is to decrease the marine pollution caused by traditional fuels. In order to do so it is planned to introduce system which favours the wider use of LNG in shipping, support building relevant pipelines, terminals in ports and building of ships using LNG fuels.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
December 2020
Regulatory support system to widen the use of LNG as a ship fuel
Financing (in USD)
60,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Analysis of the existing regulations, changes in existing regulations
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Ministry of Economics and Communications (Governmental)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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