The plant will combine green hydrogen and CO2 from a combined heat and power station to produce e-methanol.
The ‘FlagshipONE’ facility will use renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen and a nearby biomass-fired combined heat and power station to produce biogenic carbon dioxide.
The carbon-neutral fuel can be stored and used in ‘dual-fuel’ ships to help decarbonise international maritime transport, which accounts for 3% of global carbon emissions.
The plant, to be located in Örnsköldsvik, northeastern Sweden, could produce up to 50,000t of e-methanol per year from 2025, and require up to 470GWh of renewable electricity per year to run the electrolysers.
A 70MW Siemens Energy technology package based on four proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysers will produce the green hydrogen.