European Energy plans 120 MW electrolyser for Power-to-X project in Aalborg
March 29 (Renewables Now) — Renewables developer European Energy and Denmark’s largest inland port, Port of Aalborg, have signed a pact to build a 120 MW smelter and an associated e-methanol production facility.
Under the terms of a recently signed letter of intent, European Energy will obtain an option for a 25 hectare area in the eastern port of Aalborg. There, the company plans to build a facility to produce approximately 75,000 metric tons of e-methanol per year for use in the transportation sector.
European Energy has pointed out that the new project will be around twice the size of the plant it is currently developing in Aabenraa, southern Denmark. The company hopes to receive the green light to build solar parks in the immediate vicinity of the new Power-to-X plant. Its goal is to start work on the project as early as 2022 so that the facility will be operational in 2025.
“[…] we are exploring the market for possible carbon sources, which looks really promising. But we will also work to enter into more symbioses with the neighboring territory by offering, among other things, excess heat to the district heating network of Aalborg. We estimate that we will be able to supply around 10% of the heat that normally comes from the Nordjylland thermal and power plant, which means that we can play a part in phasing out coal from the plant,” commented Emil Vikjaer-Andresen, Power-to-X Manager at European Energy.
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