November 13, 2013
TrainMoS Project, aiming at developing a training infrastructure and knowledge network in order to contribute through the human factor to develop and extend the EU multimodal transport system, includes among its initiatives a serie of courses held at university level across Europe.
A MoS scientific knowledge-base will be created through the courses held in seven EU countries (Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, and Greece) and focusing on the key topics functional to the obtainment of the overall TrainMoS project objectives. The participation of the seven Universities and their corresponding students will create a critical mass which will allow the development and testing of a European academic training in all MoS-related subjects that should meet the needs of the transport industry.
Within this framework, a serie of Lectures and Conferences will take place from November 18 to December 18, discussing features and criticalities of the new LNG-related technologies and process innovations. In each country-specific edition, different topics and characteristics of the LNG scenario will be object of in-depth analysis and overview of strategic opportunities.
The conferences will start on November 18 with a two-days workshop taking place in Gothenburg and analyzing theimplications of MARPOL Annex VI and Clean Power for Transport package; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of LNG; Challenges of LNG in the Baltic and North Sea; LNG infrastructure; LNG link Rotterdam-Gothenburg. The following lectures will be held in Stockholm on November 22 and discuss the themes of LNG in Baltic Ports, including a site visit to Seagas and Viking Grace.
From December 4 to December 22, Scotland, Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal will host lectures and panels directed to provide a wide knowledge transfer and an effective training to all stakeholders, professionals and operators of industries that might be interested in LNG and its strategic implications.
Liquid Natural Gas is proving to be a topic subject to an increasing scrutiny and interest, and chosen by companies with increasing intensity due to its potential to eliminate sulphur emissions, bring particulate matter emissions down close to zero and reduce the discharge of CO2 and NOx by 26% and 80-90% respectively. As a consequence, it is imperative that a project focusing on innovation and development leveraging on human capital as WiderMoS is, treats a key topic as LNG with as much care and dedication as possible, in order to favour new applications and raise awareness on its importance.