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Siemens Energy partners with Liquid Wind to produce e-fuels

After several years of collaboration, Siemens Energy, one of the world’s leading energy technology companies, has officially partnered with the Swedish Power-to-Fuel company Liquid Wind AB to produce electro-fuels (e-fuel) and enable a significant reduction in carbon emissions from shipping.

Siemens Energy has officially partnered with the Swedish Power-to-Fuel company Liquid Wind AB to produce electro-fuels (e-fuel) and enable a significant reduction in carbon emissions from shipping. Amongst other things, Siemens Energy will provide a 70 MW Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolyzer that will be integrated into Liquid Wind facilities. Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage including electrolyzers such as the Silyzer 300 module array (image courtesy Siemens Energy).

Siemens Energy is providing an equity investment in Liquid Wind AB, the value of which has not been disclosed,  and will contribute technology and expertise to the development of eMethanol facilities.

Liquid Wind’s facilities will integrate a 70 MW Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolyzer by Siemens, which will use renewable electricity to split water into green hydrogen and oxygen.

The green hydrogen will be combined with biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) to form carbon-neutral liquid fuel for use by shipping.

In addition to the PEM-Electrolyzer, Siemens Energy will also supply the entire power distribution, electrification, instrumentation, motors, drives, and plant-wide automation. Digital tools will support the operation, optimization, and replication of the standardized facilities.

eMethanol will be one of the drivers in the future of transportation and Siemens Energy wants to be an active part of this. Liquid Wind is one of the most advanced developers in this space. Their ambitions for scale combined with Siemens Energy’s technology like the PEM-Electrolyzers and digital tools, will certainly have the chance to be one of the pillars of a more sustainable transportation industry, said Engelbert Schrapp, Principle Corporate Account Manager of Siemens Energy.

With a construction time of approximately two years, the eMethanol is expected to be available from late 2023 / early 2024. The company is planning to scale up rapidly and is targeting the development of up to 500 standardized facilities internationally by 2050.

After close collaboration for five years, we are pleased to officially welcome Siemens Energy to the Liquid Wind project. They bring a broad range of valuable expertise, solutions, and contacts. Their systems and collaborative spirit will play a crucial role in enabling the efficient replication of eMethanol facilities to meet the growing demand for carbon-neutral fuel, said Claes Fredriksson, CEO, and Founder of Liquid Wind.

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