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LNG/LPG and Alternative Fuel Ships

29-30 January 2020, London, UK


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The search for alternative fuels in the marine industry is currently driven by an increasing environment awareness and new regulations to be adopted. The IMO sulphur cap on ships operating outside designated emission control areas starting on the 1st January 2020 to 0.50% m/m, and the reduction of GHG emissions from international shipping to 50% by 2050 are creating an incentive to find adequate compliant fuels.

The new strategies for bunkering in short sea and coastal trade as well as floating production, storage and offloading systems are becoming a reality in recent years. The IGF Code has included mandatory provisions for the arrangement, installation, control and monitoring of machinery, equipment and systems using low flashpoint fuels, such as LNG. Nevertheless, provisions for Methyl/Ethyl alcohols, Fuels Cells and Low Flashpoint Oil Fuels are being drafted for first revision of the code.

There is a wide variety of fuel that will be compliant with these sulphur content regulations, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Electricity, Biodiesel, and Methanol, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Ethanol, Dimethyl Ether (DME), Biogas, Synthetic Fuels and Hydrogen.


RINA invites papers from naval architects, builders, class societies, operators and researchers on all related topics, including but not limited to:

  • Design and operation of vessels powered by alternative fuels
  • Design of larger capacity carriers, shortsea and coastal carriers
  • Floating production and storage
  • Issues associated with partial filled tanks
  • Ship to ship transfer systems
  • Shipping strategies
  • Supply chain challenges


Programme (Updated 28/01/2020)


Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

Click here to register your interest in the International Conference on LNG/LPG and receive updates as they become available.

Click here to download the Call for Papers

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline fo submission for abstracts is 31st October 2019.


Member                            £790.00+VAT= £948

Non-Member                    £890.00+VAT= £1068

Concession                      £345.00+VAT= £414

Additional Author            £690.00+VAT= £828

Authors                            £150.00+VAT= £180

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8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The LNG/LPG conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

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