Alfa Laval becomes a partner in the Swedish company Liquid Wind, which develops electro-fuel facilities to produce renewable clean fuels.
Alfa Laval will be part of the Liquid Wind board and contribute with its heat transfer expertise to improve the process efficiency and the overall heat and energy integration of the facilities. The closing date was March 15, 2021.
Liquid Wind is a Power-to-Fuel company which develops and finances commercial-scale eMethanol facilities. Each facility captures and concentrates biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from industry and combines it with hydrogen, made from renewable electricity and water, to produce green methanol.
Alfa Laval has acquired a small stake in the company and will join the consortium together with; Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy and Haldor Topsoe. Based on its expertise in energy efficiency and optimization, Alfa Laval will be part of the board and contribute to the design of eMethanol facilities where heat exchangers will be installed as key components in the main system, as well as in the process steps of green hydrogen, carbon capture and methanol synthetization.
According to the World Energy Council, the global demand for carbon-neutral synthetic fuels, the so called P2X market where “x” can stand for methanol, hydrogen, methane, etc, is estimated to reach up to 20,000 TWh by 2050, which is equivalent to 50 percent of current fossil fuel consumption.