Liquid Wind applies for environmental permits for FlagshipTHREE


Sweden – Liquid Wind has taken a significant step by applying for an environmental permit for FlagshipTHREE at the Land and Environment Court in Umeå, north-east of Sweden.

The venture represents Liquid Wind’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions through the establishment of their third commercial-scale green electrofuel facility.

FlagshipTHREE, once operational, aims to make a substantial impact by contributing to a remarkable 271,000-ton reduction in CO2 emissions annually. Construction is slated to start in 2024, with the facility expected to be fully operational by 2027. The core goal is to play a pivotal role in the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries, particularly targeting the shipping sector, which currently consumes a staggering 300 million tons of fossil fuels annually.

Slashing carbon emissions

Transitioning to electrofuels has the potential to slash carbon emissions by over 90%, making it a key player in the global effort to combat climate change.

FlagshipTHREE is a collaborative effort with Umeå Energi and will be intricately connected to Umeå Energi’s cogeneration plant, Dåvaverket. The facility will capture biogenic CO2 from the Dåva plant, combining it with green hydrogen generated from renewable electricity sources like wind power. This combination will produce green electrofuel, specifically eMethanol.

The commitment to Umeå as the site location goes beyond environmental benefits. It is expected to create green jobs, both directly and indirectly, fostering economic growth in the region.

FlagshipTHREE is poised to become a significant player in the electrofuel landscape. With a planned production capacity of 130,000 tons of green electrofuel per year, the facility aims to make a substantial dent in carbon emissions, reducing them by an estimated 271,000 tons annually.

Dåva cogeneration plant, Umeå Energi, Photographer: Johan Gunséus

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