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European Energy wins tender to start next generation of e-fuel production

Oct 27, 2023

In the national Power-to-X tender in Denmark, European Energy won with all three bids submitted by the company.

European Energy reinforces its position as a leading developer of Power-to-X projects by winning the Danish Power-to-X tender with three projects. One of the winning projects will be one of the world’s largest e-fuels facilities with an electrolyzer capacity of minimum 150MW. This next-generation facility will be situated near Padborg in Aabenraa municipality in the southern part of Denmark, close to European Energy’s e-methanol facility in Kassø which is currently under construction.

With the winning bid for an e-fuel facility in Padborg, European Energy now starts developing a facility that is three times larger than the existing Kassø facility in the southern part of Denmark leading the way towards larger projects that can satisfy the rapidly increasing demand for e-fuels.

Additionally, European Energy won bids for two other projects. One being a second phase of the company’s green hydrogen project in Maade, close to Esbjerg, and the other being an expansion of the e-methanol facility in Kassø.  This will add 9MW and 10MW of capacity to the projects for a total of 12 MW and 60 MW, respectively.

European Energy has created a supply chain using biogenic CO2 and renewable energy sources to forge an integrated e-fuel supply chain. With this tender, European Energy is set to scale their expertise and consolidate their position in the field.

– Winning the tender for our next-generation Power-to-X facility in Padborg is monumental. It not only places Aabenraa municipality and Denmark prominently on the map as a place that accelerates the production of green fuels and chemicals but also underlines our unwavering commitment to the energy transition where renewable power and green molecules goes hand in hand, says Emil Vikjær-Andresen, Executive Vice President and Head of Power-to-X in European Energy.

– Denmark’s bold stride to add 280 MW of new electrolyzer capacity within four years reflects our government’s commitment to transitioning from fossil fuels to sustainable alternatives in both transport and industry. However, this move also intensifies the need for a robust hydrogen infrastructure and access to biogenic CO2 to further support a world-class Power-to-X industry in Denmark.

European Energy already plans to inaugurate the first of its large-scale commercial e-methanol facilities in 2024. The facility is in Kassø in the municipality of Aabenraa, and it will produce more than 32,000 metric tonnes annually. Several companies, including Maersk, Novo Nordisk, the LEGO group, and Circle K, have already partnered as offtakers for the e-methanol.


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