Mo Industrial Park partners with Infinium on renewable eFuels
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Mo Industrial Park partners with Infinium on renewable eFuels

Mo Industrial Park, the leading industrial development zone in northern Norway, has partnered with renewable fuels company Infinium to develop an eFuels production facility in Mo i Rana. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding for the project, which will have the capacity to produce 2,000 barrels per day of eFuels including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), diesel and naphtha.

The facility will use Infiniumโ€™s proprietary process to convert waste carbon dioxide and renewable energy-derived green hydrogen into low-carbon eFuels for hard-to-decarbonise sectors like aviation and maritime shipping.

Infinium CEO Robert Schuetzle said the abundant access to carbon dioxide feedstock from industry in the park, combined with the shared vision on emissions reductions, made Mo Industrial Park an ideal location for Infiniumโ€™s first eFuels project in Norway.

“The synergies of our partnership will allow Mo i Rana to play a leading and decisive role in advancing the development of eFuels in Europe,โ€ Schuetzle said.

For Mo Industrial Park, the partnership represents an opportunity to strengthen existing industry and attract new projects by providing low-carbon solutions like carbon capture and eFuels production. The industrial park is home to around 110 companies with nearly 3,000 employees in total.

โ€œWe see eFuels as valuable and innovative solutions to reduce the overall CO2 impact of the park while also helping reduce transport emissions in sectors that are particularly challenged,โ€ said Arve Ulriksen, CEO of Mo Industrial Park.Mo Industrial Park has ambitious sustainability goals to become a world-class green industrial park through emissions reductions, energy efficiency and circular economy practices. Ulriksen said Infinium was an obvious choice given its track record of commercial eFuels projects already underway and partnerships with companies like Amazon and American Airlines.

The Norwegian eFuels facility would be Infiniumโ€™s fourth project announced so far. The company has plans for more than a dozen facilities globally to produce low-carbon electrofuels using renewable power and captured carbon dioxide. Other projects are planned in Dunkirk, France, and multiple locations across the U.S. state of Texas.

Unlike fossil fuels, electrofuels like those produced by Infinium can help decarbonise difficult-to-electrify transport sectors while using existing engines and infrastructure. The fuels provide a lower carbon alternative that can reduce emissions compared to petroleum-based fuels.