carbon capture Flagship One Sweden

Carbon Clean achieves first milestone on FlagshipONE

CCUS Energy

Sweden –  Carbon Clean, specialised in carbon capture solutions, has achieved a fabrication milestone on Ørsted’s FlagshipONE project, Europe’s largest commercial-scale eMethanol facility under construction. The first equipment has been mounted on the structural steel of the first module, marking the start of the module assembly process.

Once operational, Carbon Clean’s technology will be capable of capturing 70,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 per year for Ørsted’s facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

FlagshipONE will be Ørsted’s largest commercial-scale Power-to-X facility and Europe’s largest eMethanol plant, and is expected to be operational in 2025. It will supply up to 55,000 tonnes of eMethanol per year to the shipping industry, which today accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions.

FlagshipONE was developed by Liquid Wind, which has plans for several additional plants in the Nordics. In February 2024, Liquid Wind together with international decarbonisation leaders Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy and Topsoe opened an eFuel Design & Performance Centre (DPC) in Hørsholm, Denmark. 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.

Carbon emissions from shipping have proven hard-to-abate, but eMethanol is widely believed to be the best scalable green shipping fuel for the next decade.​ When used as marine fuel, eMethanol reduces carbon emissions by 94% compared to current fossil fuels.