E-methanol researchers establish new performance center in Denmark

27 February 2024 16:21

Hørsholm - The new eFuel Design & Performance Centre in Denmark will advance research on green energy, particularly e-methanol, a clean fuel for global shipping. Liquid Wind, Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe will collaborate on new energy solutions at the center.

A coalition of clean energy companies has established the eFuel Design & Performance Centre, or DPC, in Hørsholm, Denmark. Experts and innovators from Sweden’s Liquid Wind and Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean in Britain, Siemens Energy in Germany, and Denmark’s Topsoe will participate in the effort, the first of its kind in the world.

“We are delighted to be inaugurating the eFuel Design & Performance Centre, and to contribute with the project development know-how required for driving the electrification of the transportation sector,” said Liquid Wind Founder Chief Executive Officer Claes Fredriksson in a press release issued February 22. “Our unique and long collaboration will continue to lead the green transition and production of sustainable fuels.”

DPC researchers will learn how to construct e-methanol plants rapidly, efficiently, and cost-effectively on a global scale, focusing on commission, fabricating, transporting, and constructing.

E-methanol is a low-carbon-emission fossil fuel like conventional methanol. But e-methanol producers used electricity, rather than coal or natural gas, to produce it, reducing its carbon footprint significantly. Methanol is an especially clean fuel for ships.

The center aims to build capacity in e-fuel facilities generating 100,000 tons of e-methanol annually.

Danish renewable energy giant Orsted is bow building FlagshipONE, the world’s first e-methanol production facility, in northern Sweden. Twelve others are slated to open through 2027.

“There will be no energy transition without green molecules,” said Siemens Energy Executive Board Member Anne-Laure de Chammard. “But for green hydrogen and eFuels to become a sustainable and competitive alternative, we need scalable, standardized, and optimized production facilities.” ce/jd

Previous newsletters