The maritime sector uses 300 million tonnes of fossil fuels every year, and a sustainable transition is urgent to decrease the impact on the environment from the sector. Liquid Wind, a company that produces eMethanol, says that the solution can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 90 %. Now, Liquid Wind is building its third facility in the North of Sweden.
Liquid Wind from Gothenburg, Sweden, produces eMethanol by capturing carbon dioxide and combining it with hydrogen made from renewable electricity and water. According to Liquid Wind, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by over 90% by replacing electrofuel with today’s fossil fuels.
In 2020, we reported that the company started its first commercial-scale facility. Now, Liquid Wind is expanding and opening its third facility – this time in Umeå in the north of Sweden.
The company has carried out a feasibility study with Umeå Energi, which has shown good conditions for a third electrofuel facility.
– This is fantastic news and represents an ambition that could entail a considerable strengthening of Umeå’s green industry. The establishment of the electrofuel facility would contribute decisively to the municipality’s climate goals, says Hans Lindberg (S), Mayor of Umeå, in a press release accessible here.
The facility is expected to have the capacity to deliver 100,000 tonnes of fossil-free electro fuel to the maritime industry and capture about 230,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
The production is planned to start in 2026.