An environmental permit is being sought by Liquid Wind for the construction of its second commercial-scale green electrofuel facility in Sundsvall in the Northeast of Sweden. The site will be used to produce electrofuel for the maritime industry.
Construction of the FlagshipTwo plant is scheduled to begin in 2024, ahead of becoming operational at the start of 2026. The site will contribute to a 283,000-ton reduction of CO2 emissions each year. This is through the replacement of marine fossil fuels which contribute approximately 199,000 tons of CO2 emissions, and through the permanent storage of fossil carbon dioxide which accounts for an estimated 84,000 tons of CO2.
The FlagshipTwo facility will be constructed in partnership with Sundsvall Energi and will be connected to the energy company’s cogeneration plant Korstaverket, near the harbor in Tunadal. The site will capture carbon dioxide from Korstaverket, with the biogenic part of the CO2 captured being used to produce electrofuel for the maritime industry.
The captured biogenic carbon dioxide will be combined with green hydrogen – produced from renewable electricity from new or future renewable electricity sources – to generate green electrofuel. The plant will have a planned production capacity of 130,000 tons of green electrofuel each year.
“We are excited to take our FlagshipTwo plans to the next level, and we hope for a transparent and efficient permit process,” said Claes Fredriksson, CEO and founder of Liquid Wind. “The facility will be an important part of the green transition in Sundsvall, the Region Västernorrland and Sweden, as well as for the maritime industry’s global transition.”