World’s First Carbon-Neutral LPG-Powered Vessel Launched

World’s First Carbon-Neutral LPG-Powered Vessel Launched

On Wednesday, July 28, the calling event for the very first huge LPG vessel ‘CRYSTAL ASTERIA’ geared up with a dual-fuel engine that can utilize LPG (melted oil gas) as gas, was kept inJapan Astomos Energy Corporation will certainly deal with Kumiai Navigation, the proprietor of the ship, at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Sakaide Plant.

The firm has actually chosen to include the advanced LPG gas ship, CRYSTAL ASTERIA, to the fleet as an ecological procedure to accomplish reduced carbon decarbonization. This will certainly be the very first time in Japan to develop as well as run an LPG gas vessel. When LPG is made use of as a gas, it can decrease sulfur oxides (SOx) in the exhaust gas by concerning 90% as well as co2 (CARBON DIOXIDE) by around 20% contrasted to sustain oil.

Starting with the beginning of procedure of the vessel arranged for completion of August this year, we will certainly remain to change from hefty oil vessels with LPG gas vessels as one of the prospects, as well as wage various other eco-friendly fleet growth, as well as progression quickly. We will flexibly react to ecological guidelines for vessels that are made use of.

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In enhancement, the firm has actually just recently acquired the globe’s very first carbon-neutral LPG on a VLGC range, increasing initiatives to decrease ecological tons, decrease as well as decarbonize, which are very important international concerns, as well as understand a lasting culture as well as secure supply.


  • Overall Length: 229.9 m, Width 37.2 m, Depth (elevation from base to deck): 21.9 m
  • Ship kind: LPG provider (melted oil gas provider)
  • Tank quantity: Approximately 84,229 m3
  • Gross register: Approximately 49,145 heaps
  • Ship name: CRYSTAL ASTERIA
  • Construction: Kawasaki Heavy Industries,Ltd Sakaide Factory


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