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Europe’s largest project to produce carbon-neutral e-methanol to be in operation in 2025

Ørsted has started with the construction of a green e-fuel facility, FlagshipONE in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. FlagshipONE was originally developed by the Swedish electrofuel facility developer Liquid Wind, together with their network of partner companies, among them Alfa Laval.
The e-fuel production will commence in 2025 and produce 50,000 tonnes of e-methanol every year. Ørsted broke ground on FlagshipONE on May 24th.
Ørsted breaks ground on FlagshipONE – Liquid Wind’s first electrofuel development project. Photographer: Leif Wikberg
Ørsted breaks ground on FlagshipONE – Liquid Wind’s first electrofuel development project. Photographer: Leif Wikberg

International shipping accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions and is a difficult sector to electrify. One solution to this is Power-to-X fuels, or electrofuels (e-fuels) as they are also called, which are created from renewable energy and can then be transported and used elsewhere, for example in ship engines. This is a technology that has been in development for a long time, but only fairly recently can it be done on an industrial scale. Claes Fredriksson, CEO and founder of Liquid Wind, says:
“FlagshipONE will soon become the largest commercial-scale electrofuel facility in Europe and at Liquid Wind we are thrilled that Ørsted is now starting the construction phase of the project. FlagshipONE is our first sold project and is just the beginning of our journey to become the leading developer of electrofuel facilities.
This milestone will hopefully inspire many others to also contribute to the decarbonization of shipping. Today is a historical day for Sweden as we put the country on the map as a developer and producer of green electrofuel. All with the intent of reducing the world's dependence on fossil fuels.” (Quote Liquid Wind’s press release on May 24th)
FlagshipONE is the largest e-methanol project in Europe, and will produce 50,000 tonnes of e-methanol per year starting production in 2025.
FlagshipONE is the largest e-methanol project in Europe, and will produce 50,000 tonnes of e-methanol per year starting production in 2025.

Power-to-X fuels can take many forms but what they all have in common is that they use renewable electricity rather than fossil fuels. In Liquid Wind’s case, the fuel is made from hydrogen that is generated from renewable electricity and then combined with CO2 to create e-methanol. The CO2 comes from biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from industries, and when generating the fuel, the carbon is used once more before it’s released into the atmosphere.
This means that the fuels are carbon neutral when compared to current shipping fuels that are exclusively fossil-based.
Alfa Laval is proud to be a part of the FlagshipONE development as a technology partner to Liquid Wind and supplier of heat exchangers to this project.
The heat exchangers from Alfa Laval will be used for the hydrogen generation, the carbon capture in the methanol station, and for the heat integration, making the process as efficient as possible.
Partnerships are vital in the race to net zero and by combining the strengths, dynamics, and agility of a company like Liquid Wind with the expertise that Alfa Laval can bring to the table, there is a win-win situation on the journey to a more sustainable future.
Hear more from Claes Fredriksson in our previous Net-zero launch event from February 15th:
https://youtu.be/eKJ6fRkSYRc?t=2586



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  • Kevin

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    Highly welcome move

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    • Edwin wangombe

      52 w

      We welcome anything that is carbon neutral

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      • We Don't Have Time

        52 w

        Dear Alfa Laval Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Liquid Wind and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Ford We Don't Have Time

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        • Daniel Waweru

          52 w

          Great initiative, Decarbonization is achievable

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          • ance Star

            52 w

            Great project to fight carbon neutral hoping the results would be positive

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            • Munene Mugambi

              52 w

              Their timeline is close enough and I'm looking to see what they can do

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              • mercy nduta

                52 w

                This will create an excellent sustainability opportunity for fighting climate change and global warming.

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                • Rashid Kamau

                  52 w

                  This is a promising initiative solution to combat carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from manufacturing and transport processes.

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                  • George Kariuki

                    52 w

                    It is an encouraging development that paves the way for further innovation and progress in reducing emissions within the maritime sector.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      52 w

                      Great initiative

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