Sweden – Uniper has become a partner in the Swedish Liquid Wind, a company developing electro-fuel based on hydrogen for carbon neutral shipping.
Liquid Wind is in the process of developing its first eMethanol production facility in Örnsköldsvik, on the north east coast of Sweden .
The facility will produce 50,000 tons of eMethanol per year, using fossil-free wind power and captured, biogenic carbon dioxide. It’s ideally suited to enable carbon neutral shipping, and will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tons/year, once in operation from late 2023/early 2024.
“Demand for cleaner shipping fuel is growing, and we aim to develop and build 500 facilities by 2050. This will prevent the release of an additional 50 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, which is the equivalent of Sweden’s total annual emissions”, says Claes Fredriksson, CEO and Founder, Liquid Wind.
Liquid Wind will primarily focus on shipping and heavy transport, where there is a large need for fossil free, liquid fuel. This is where electro-fuels such as eMethanol will play an important role in the future.