Sweden – Liquid Wind has officially applied for an environmental permit for FlagshipTHREE, their third commercial-scale green electrofuel facility.
Situated in Umeå, north-east of Sweden, this facility aims to revolutionize the eFuel landscape, contributing to a substantial reduction of 271,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually once operational.
FlagshipTHREE plays a pivotal role in the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries, with a particular focus on shipping, which currently consumes a staggering 300 million tons of fossil fuels each year.
The transition to electrofuels holds the key to achieving a remarkable 90% reduction in carbon emissions. Additionally, the choice of Umeå as the site location aligns with Liquid Wind’s strategy to foster green job creation in the region, both directly and indirectly.
FlagshipTHREE’s construction, planned to start in 2024 with an operational timeline set for 2027, is a collaborative effort with Umeå Energi. The facility will be intricately connected to Umeå Energi’s cogeneration plant, Dåvaverket. The process involves capturing biogenic CO2 from the Dåva plant and combining it with green hydrogen. The green hydrogen, produced from renewable electricity sourced from newly established or future renewable electricity sources like wind power, will be mixed with water to generate green electrofuel, specifically eMethanol.
This symbiotic approach not only maximizes the utilization of resources but also highlights the interconnectedness of various elements in the sustainable energy production chain.
Upon completion, FlagshipTHREE is poised to make a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions, contributing substantially to global efforts to combat climate change.
The commitment to an annual reduction of 271,000 tons of CO2 emissions showcases the potential of green electrofuels in reshaping the energy landscape and achieving tangible results in the fight against climate change.