European Energy will establish a new e-methanol facility in Denmark
AP Moller-Maersk has identified its partners to produce green fuel for its first vessel to operate on carbon neutral methanol: REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy.
REintegrate and European Energy will establish a new Danish facility to produce the approx. 10.000 tonnes of carbon neutral e-methanol that Maersk’s first vessel with the ability to operate on green e-methanol will consume annually.
“This type of partnership could become a blueprint for how to scale green fuel production through collaboration with partners across the industry ecosystem, and it will provide us with valuable experiences on our journey to decarbonise our customers’ supply chains,” affirmed Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO, Fleet & Strategic Brands, AP Moller-Maersk.
REintegrate has a proven track record for producing green e-methanol in its test laboratory in Aalborg. The new facility will be its third e-methanol facility, as they are also constructing an e-methanol facility in Skive with startup in 2022:
“This agreement marks a milestone in the journey towards green transition in the shipping industry,” stressed Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, European Energy.
The world’s first methanol feeder will be 172m long and it is expected to join the Maersk fleet in mid-2023. It will sail in the network of Sealand Europe, a Maersk subsidiary, on the Baltic shipping route under the Danish flag.