Green Fuels for Denmark gets Danish IPCEI grant

Sustainable energy

Denmark – Danish Power-to-flagship X’s project, “Green Fuels for Denmark,” has received DKK 600 million from the Danish Business Authority as part of the country’s participation in the European IPCEI initiative.

The funding will be used to implement green fuels in Denmark’s initial phases of 10 MW, 100 MW, and 300 MW.

The Green Fuels for Denmark collaboration is made up of a number of significant, internationally active Danish logistics giants as well as Orsted, which is overseeing the project’s development. A.P. Moller – Maersk, Copenhagen Airports, DFDS, DSV, and SAS are the demand-side partners. The project’s technological partners are Topsoe, Nel, and Everfuel, while COWI serves as the project’s knowledge partner. Green Fuels for Denmark is in a perfect position to leverage Denmark’s significant potential inside Power-to-X while generating employment and supply chain development through the gathering of the leading Danish enterprises from both the technological and supply and demand side.

Advancing Power-to-X

Green Fuels for Denmark, as a flagship project, can help advance the Power-to-X industry as a whole by supplying the green fuels that are urgently required to ensure Europe’s regional energy independence and combat climate change. The funding from the Danish Business Authority represents a significant contribution to this project. Green Fuels for Denmark and the Power-to-X sector as a whole continue to rely on a competitive renewable energy market and transparent domestic and international rules that boost the demand for green fuels and eliminate the need for fossil fuel-based alternatives. The Danish IPCEI money, along with the required framework conditions, can help this innovative idea come to fruition.

The first two phases of Green Fuels for Denmark will generate enough e-methanol to power a few ferries or an oceangoing vessel, as well as enough renewable hydrogen to power heavy-duty trucks. In the second stage of the project, the partnership also intends to begin making e-kerosene, a green synthetic jet fuel. Later stages of the Green Fuels for Denmark project could generate enough e-kerosene to fuel 30% of Copenhagen Airport’s pre-pandemic jet fuel use, greatly beyond the fuel required for Danish domestic aviation.