Carbon Clean’s carbon capture technology is set to support a new Liquid Wind site that, when combined with hydrogen, will see 50,000 tonnes of eMethanol produced from 2024.

The CO2 removal specialist today (21st April) said it has entered into an agreement with Liquid Wind to develop, standardise and supply carbon capture technology to support the production of carbon neutral marine fuel.

By accelerating access to liquid carbon neutral fuel, the Liquid Wind consortium will enable carbon neutral shipping, thereby accelerating the sector’s emission reductions.

The carbon capture technology will be used in a local industrial site in Örnsköldsvik, on the north-eastern coast of Sweden, and capture biogenic carbon dioxide emissions which will be combined with renewable hydrogen to form carbon neutral liquid fuel.

Once the site is operational in early 2024, the fuel facility will upcycle 70,000 tonnes of CO2 into 50,000 tonnes of carbon neutral eMethanol a year.

It is estimated that if eMethanol replaced fossil fuels in the maritime sector, 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions would be prevented each year.

The partnership has ambitions for future sites with Liquid Wind developing eMethanol facilities to meet the growing demand for liquid renewable fuel and is targeting 500 operational sites globally by 2050.

Alongside Carbon Clean, the project has support from a consortium including Haldor Topsoe, Siemens Energy and Alfa Laval, amongst others. All parties share a common focus on cost-efficiency to ensure the production of commercially viable carbon neutral fuel.

Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean, said, “Carbon neutral fuel is an incredibly compelling prospect and it’s exciting to partner and have invested in another high-growth business in Liquid Wind to help further accelerate the reduction of total carbon emissions.

“We have been successfully deploying our carbon capture technology at industry sites and are now demonstrating how carbon capture can be a source of value creation.”

Claes Fredriksson, CEO of Liquid Wind, said, “Carbon Clean is a leader in carbon capture, committed to continuously reducing the cost of the process, which is essential as we work together to produce cost competitive carbon neutral fuel.

“We are impressed by Carbon Clean’s approach and expertise and look forward to working closely with the team to reduce the levelised cost of eMethanol production.”