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Proton leads in new ISO LNG railcar standard

Schiedam, the Netherlands, 13 October 2020 – Proton Ventures is leading the working group for a new ISO LNG railcar applications standard to fill the gap in best design and safety related practices for existing and new LNG terminals. 13 committee members from different countries including Australia, Japan, China, France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain work together in standardizing latest developments and best design choices drawing from experience on their terminals or design projects. Participating companies include ENGIE, JAPEX, Shell, Gate Terminal, Polskie LNG, CNOOC China and Enagas Spain.

Proton Ventures plays an important role in setting the standard as the convener of the working group chaired by George Dodoros, Project Manager in previous railcar LNG projects. ‘It is exciting that all participating companies agreed that this is the right time to make a new LNG railcar application standard laying the ground for the future designer or plant manager. The LNG market is expanding rapidly, market volatility independence and strategic reserves are growingly more important, therefor LNG railcar transportation momentum is arriving,’ according to Dodoros.

Proton Ventures is keen on undertaking more LNG related challenges and committed to stay on the edge of technology when it comes to state of the art designs with maximum safety and operability.

For more information and eventually joining our works, please refer to working group: ISO/TC67/SC9/WG9

Shortlist New Energy Challenge 2020

Proud to be one of the nine selected companies of the ‘Ventures track: Scale-ups’ in the New Energy Challenge 2020. Coming weeks we are preparing for an indepth interview. By mid-September we will know if we made it to one of the finalists.

About the New Energy Challenge
The New Energy Challenge is a start-up competition, jointly organized by Shell, Rockstart, YES!Delft and Get in the Ring. The competition is designed for entrepreneurs in Europe and Israel who are developing advanced technologies and disruptive solutions that could be vital in accelerating the energy transition.

Collaborations between start-ups and industry leaders create the opportunity to fast-track the development and introduction of breakthrough technologies. In order to challenge the status quo and bring innovation forward, the New Energy Challenge calls for European and Israeli start-ups and scale-ups to come forward and propose game-changing solutions that will shape the low-carbon energy infrastructure of the future.

More information about this challenge:

Reducing industrial carbon footprint

Please read this interesting article on reducing your industrial carbon footprint of our partner Duiker Combustion Engineers which is published in the Nitrogen+Syngas Magazine May-June issue. We are jointly working on a plan to convert existing coal-fired power plants into renewable multi fuel-fired power plants.

You can download the article from Duiker’s website.