Ineratec and Zenith Energy to build sustainable e-fuels plant in Amsterdam


The Netherlands – Ineratec has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zenith Energy Terminals to build a Power-to-Liquid (PtL) plant in the Port of Amsterdam.

The plant will produce up to 35,000 tonnes of e-fuels per year from locally generated and imported green hydrogen and up to 100,000 tonnes per year of CO2, which will be captured from Dutch industry and used as a feedstock to the Ineratec process. The sustainable e-fuels produced by Ineratec in Amsterdam will contribute to the Dutch goal of achieving a circular economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Ineratec plans to produce and refine e-fuels including sustainable kerosene, clean diesel, and CO2-neutral gasoline, which will be delivered directly to offtakers in shipping, aviation, and road transportation as early as 2027. The plant will be situated in the port of Amsterdam, which has placed strategic emphasis on promoting responsible operations and circular economy principles, to further bolster its standing as a sustainable energy port. Backed by such efforts, the port of Amsterdam provides the perfect setting for an innovative plant installation.

The signing of the MoU between Ineratec and Zenith Energy Terminals took place during a delegation trip to the Netherlands with the Minister of Economy of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Philipp Engelkamp, CCO of Ineratec, said: “This project is another step towards achieving our shared goal of creating a more sustainable future. The combination of our competences will enable us to produce e-fuels on a large scale and make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions. Not only at the production site, but worldwide.”

The PtL plant is an example of the growing trend towards the use of green hydrogen to produce e-fuels as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. The production process of PtL involves the use of green hydrogen to produce liquid fuel, using CO2 captured from industrial processes as a feedstock. The end product is a drop-in fuel that can be used in existing infrastructure with no need for modifications.

Sustainable future

The technology is still in its infancy, and the cost of producing e-fuels is currently higher than that of fossil fuels. Additionally, there are concerns about the availability of green hydrogen and the potential competition for resources between the production of green hydrogen for e-fuels and its use in other applications such as energy storage.

Despite these challenges, the PtL plant in Amsterdam represents a significant step towards achieving a more sustainable future for the transportation industry. The plant will contribute to the circular economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making a significant impact in the fight against climate change.