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Liquid Wind’s second eFuel facility granted environmental permit

FlagshipTWO, Sweden’s second large-scale production facility of green electrofuel (eMethanol), has received the environmental permit for its planned operations in Sundsvall, Sweden. The facility is developed by Liquid Wind and is one of the largest industrial investments to date in Sundsvall; the facility is expected to be ready for production in 2027.

The Land and Environmental Court in Östersund granted the environmental permit for FlagshipTWO, Liquid Wind’s second eFuel project, for the production of eMethanol. The facility, located at Sundsvall Energi’s Korstaverket, has been granted approval to produce up to 130,000 tons of eMethanol annually by applying its Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technology.

Liquid Wind aims for FlagshipTWO to become a leading player in the industrialization of CCU, both in Sweden and internationally.

Liquid Wind, a leading developer of e-fuel production facilities, has a solid pipeline of facility projects in development in the Nordics with the goal of reaching Final Investment Decision (FID) for more than 10 projects by 2027. Liquid Wind’s investors include Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean, Elyse Energy, HyCap, Siemens Energy, Topsoe and Uniper.


Roger Brown

From Liquid Wind's web site (

"With access to renewable energy from wind, solar or hydropower, and fossil free CO2 captured from bio-fueled power plants, our facilities can produce green methanol that has a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to conventional methanol derived from fossil fuels."

With bio-captured CO2 there is some chance of reasonable fuel production costs at least at a small scale. Scaling up may be difficult because of the ecological cost of using biomass as a primary fuel source. I have seen several proposals for recycling CO2 (i.e. from fuel cell powered shipping and from methane powered turbine generators). In considering such uses of methanol there is no need to go overboard and propose a "methanol economy" in which methanol becomes our primary energy carrier. Nevertheless introducing some amount of methanol recycling could increase the size of the economic niche that could be served by zero emissions e-methanol without putting undue stress on the earth's biospheric resources.


One of the best ways to make synthetic fuels is make them at natural gas processing plants near the gas fields, they vent massive quantities of carbon dioxide. Rather than waste it use it for synthetic fuels.

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