Liquid Wind and partners launch design & performance center to boost eFuel innovation and production

Swedish electrofuel developer Liquid Wind, together with its partners Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe, has launched the eFuel Design & Performance Center (DPC) in Hørsholm, Denmark.

Liquid Wind eFuel facility (Illustration). Courtesy of Liquid Wind

The launch of DPC builds on Liquid Wind’s partnership formed in 2020 and the recently announced plans for developing and marketing ten additional eMethanol facilities in the Nordics by 2027.

Inaugurated on February 22, 2024, the center aims to drive technological progress, strengthen production capacity, and bring in-demand eFuels to market at scale.

As described, the shared eFuel DPC is the first of its kind, with a joint research and development (R&D) department, where all five partners will collaborate and innovate to accelerate facility deployment.

It will be instrumental in developing and refining the technical expertise required to build eMethanol plants in a manner that is rapid, efficient, and cost-effective so that they can be deployed at scale globally.

By leveraging partners’ innovative technologies and modular solutions, the DPC will deliver ready-to-build eMethanol plants that are quicker to fabricate, transport, construct, and commission, the partners explained.

Furthermore, the DPC is said to be a major milestone that will further accelerate the design and implementation of eFuel facilities capable of supplying a nominal 100,000 tons of eMethanol per year.

Three projects are currently under development in the Nordics, including FlagshipONE, the world’s first commercial-scale eMethanol facility, and the goal is to develop up to ten additional plants by the end of 2027.

The plants will significantly contribute to the global eMethanol market and future emissions reduction in hard-to-abate industries, such as global shipping.

Claes Fredriksson, CEO and founder of Liquid Wind, commented: “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. Our unique and long collaboration will continue to lead the green transition and production of sustainable fuels.”

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