Haldor Topsøe enters green fuel consortium

10. April 2022
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In the innovation project LowCarbFuels.dk, a broad consortium will make fuel for aircraft and ships greener. Now Haldor Topsøe is taking part in the partner circle to boost the effort.

“By 2025, Danes should have the opportunity to fly green on a domestic route. And by 2030 at the latest, we must be able to fly completely green when we fly domestically in Denmark. Is it going to be hard? Yes. Can it be done? Yes, I think so. We’re already on our way. Talented researchers and companies are working on the solutions.”

This is what Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in her latest New Year’s speech – and there is reason to focus on heavy transport. Aviation emits over a billion tons of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to 3% of global carbon emissions. The figure is the same for emissions from the maritime sector.

The researchers and companies that Mette Frederiksen spoke about are, among other things, engaged in the project LowCarbFuels.dk. Here, a wide circle of partners will bring the production of sustainable fuels for aircraft and ships to commercialization. Most recently, Haldor Topsøe has been involved in the project:

“We are pleased to be invited into this project, where we can contribute with our competencies in the development of green fuels for both aircraft, ships and trucks. Together with the other partners, we can accelerate the development of green fuels and hopefully strengthen Denmark’s position in the area,” says Kim Grøn Knudsen, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Haldor Topsøe.

Finished fuels

The project is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark with more than DKK 30 million. The basic technology, hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), is under demonstration in Norway, and the project builds on this effort by focusing on the refining processes themselves and the finished fuels.

“Crossbridge Energy has a vision of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral refinery, which includes both biofuel and electrofuel, and LowCarbFuels.dk seek synergy between the two,” says Finn Schousboe, General Manager, Crossbridge Energy A/S.

Conference on Biofuel and Electrofuel for Shipping and Aviation

On 6 April, the partners behind the project will hold a conference in Fredericia in collaboration with IDA Energy, IDA Syd, Business Fredericia, Fredericia Municipality and Triangle Energy Alliance. Here you can hear Maersk, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Ørsted, Everfuel, Haldor Topsøe, AAU and Crossbridge Energy talk about their work with green fuels.

Read more and sign up HERE

After the conference, there is an opportunity for a tour of the refinery and see the hydrogen factory Everfuel is building next door.

However, it requires separate registration HERE

Included in the project consortium are:

AAU, Steeper Energy, Crossbridge Energy A/S, DLR, IFPEN, Alfa Laval, Mærsk, GreenFuelHub, SkyNRG, Aalborg Airport, Billund Airport, Aarhus Airport, DCC/Shell Aviation, Port of Aalborg, Port of Aarhus, Cowi, Haldor Topsøe og Energy Cluster Denmark.

Contact information
Project manager: Preben Birr-Pedersen, +45 3144 2915, preben@birr.dk