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Consortium members to produce eMethanol as renewable marine fuel

31 Mar 2020

A Power-to-Fuel project consisting of Liquid Wind, Axpo, COWI, Carbon Clean Solutions, Haldor Topsoe, Nel Hydrogen and Siemens was formed on Wednesday (25 March) to convert carbon emissions into cost-effective carbon neutral fuel.

The development will see stakeholders combine their expertise and technology to capture waste carbon dioxide (CCU) and combine this with hydrogen, made from renewable electricity and water, to produce renewable methanol, eMethanol. 

eMethanol provides an ideal solution to reduce carbon emissions, particularly within the marine sector and road transportation sectors, which are currently lacking viable, low-carbon fuel options at scale, says Claes Fredriksson, CEO & Founder, Liquid Wind.

“Industries and governments are making commitments to reduce their carbon emissions and operate in a more sustainable manner,” he notes.

“To actually achieve this, we need to ensure that we have the necessary resources and infrastructure in place.

“With our passionate team and expert consortium Liquid Wind are excited to bring cost-competitive and scalable renewable fuel to market to meet this growing demand and enable a more sustainable future.”

The Consortium is now designing the technology integration for the first facility in Sweden and expects to be supplying eMethanol from 2023.

Each facility will produce 45,000 tonnes of carbon neutral fuel per year, enabling a reduction of 90,000 tonnes of CO2.

The long-term collaboration will result in a standardised eMethanol facility blueprint, captured as a ‘digital twin’, for efficient replication.

Liquid Wind and the Consortium intend to develop six facilities across Scandinavia by 2030, the concept will then be scaled and licensed internationally.

The project is supported by a 1.7M Euro investment from EIT InnoEnergy and is a significant milestone in meeting growing demand for renewable fuels to enable more sustainable transportation.

“The world needs to reduce CO2 emissions, and eMethanol can help to achieve that. It makes us proud to be part of this consortium that brings together very capable players in the field,” said Tore Sylvester Jeppesen, Senior Business Development Director, Haldor Topsoe.

“We look forward to bringing our tried and tested methanol technology into this innovative context.”


Photo credit: Liquid Wind
Published: 31 March, 2020

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