Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk has partnered with REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company Europe, to produce green methanol fuel for its first methanol-powered container ship.
Green Methanol Fuel : It is revealed that the renewable energy company will establish a new Danish factory to produce about 10,000 tons of green methanol fuel, which Maersk’s carbon neutralizing ship will consume every year.
Methanol facilities will produce e-methanol using renewable energy and bio-source CO2. On the other hand, the energy needed for generating methanol will be provided by a solar energy plant in Kassø, southern Denmark.
Partners have not yet decided on the location of the facility in Denmark, and fuel production is expected to begin in 2023.
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“While renewable energy is becoming more common in the energy mix of electricity consumption, it is the first step for the heavy-duty transportation industry to 100% renewable energy,” said Knud Erik Andersen, CEO of European Energy Corporation.
In the past, energy company REintegrate began to produce green e-methanol at its test laboratory in Aalborg.
The new facility will be its third methanol facility, because the company is also working with a start-up company to build a methanol facility.
In June 2021, Maersk revealed that the company was negotiating an order for methanol-powered container ships with equipment suppliers and shipyards.