Liquid Wind submits permit for third eFuel facility in Umeå, Sweden
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Liquid Wind submits permit for third eFuel facility in Umeå, Sweden

Liquid Wind, a pioneer in green electrofuel (eFuel) production, has taken a significant step forward by applying for an environmental permit for its third commercial-scale facility, FlagshipTHREE, in Umeå, north-east of Sweden. This application, submitted to the Land and Environment Court in Umeå, marks a crucial phase in the company’s expansion and commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

Liquid Wind is a leader in the production of green electrofuels, focusing on innovative solutions to combat climate change. The company’s commitment to sustainable practices and renewable energy sources positions it at the forefront of the industry, driving progress towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Once operational, FlagshipTHREE is expected to contribute to a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions, estimated at 271,000 tons annually. The construction of this state-of-the-art facility is planned to commence in 2024, with operations set to begin in 2027. This project aligns with Liquid Wind’s mission to facilitate a global transition away from fossil fuels and significantly reduce carbon emissions, particularly in hard-to-abate industries like shipping.

Claes Fredriksson, CEO and founder of Liquid Wind, emphasised the company’s dedication to decarbonisation and its role in the eFuel value chain. “Electrofuels are vital for reducing emissions in industries reliant on fossil fuels. Our commitment to Umeå not only advances our environmental goals but also promotes economic growth in the region through the creation of green jobs,” Fredriksson said.

The FlagshipTHREE facility will be developed in collaboration with Umeå Energi and will be connected to Umeå Energi’s cogeneration plant, Dåvaverket. The facility will utilise biogenic CO2 captured from Dåvaverket, combining it with green hydrogen produced from renewable electricity sources like wind power and water. This process will generate green electrofuel, specifically eMethanol, contributing to the transition to cleaner energy sources.

Facts about FlagshipTHREE

– Type: New electrofuel facility

– Timeline: Construction beginning in 2024, operational by 2027

– Production capacity: 130,000 tons of green electrofuel per year

– CO2 reduction: Estimated at 271,000 tons per year

– The facility will primarily replace marine fossil fuels and store fossil carbon dioxide, significantly reducing CO2 emissions.