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A one stop shop for solutions in the production of renewable fuels

We provide the whole solution for renewable fuels production.

Welcome to ANDRITZ Renewable Fuels - your partner for sustainable energy solutions. Our comprehensive solutions make us your go-to-source for innovative sustainable fuel options, and services. We specialize in a seamless and efficient approach to producing renewable fuels. Our experts will support you on every step of the way from project launch to ongoing life-cycle services. Together, we will be transforming the way we power our world though renewable fuels.

Please read more below on ANDRITZ´s different solutions in renewable fuels.

Turning valuable side streams into revenue and new products

We can support you in unlocking new revenue streams through diversifying your production: ANDRITZ is focusing upon the most sustainable of all renewable fuels which are e-fuels and advanced biofuels.

Our approach brings you integrated solutions and effective cooperation models allowing you to utilize existing resources while aligning with circular economy principles and reduce waste.

Our offerings include:

* Green hydrogen production

* Carbon capture

* Gasification

* Engineering, procurement, and construction offerings (EPC).

Our expertise covers everything from facility design to equipment procurement, digital and automation solutions, and overseeing construction and commissioning. We are committed to supporting you with life-cycle services and top-quality refurbishments.

For the different syntheses, we are partnering up with the most effective players depending upon the project set-up and your needs.

What is the difference between e-fuels and advanced biofuels?

The main difference between e-fuels and advanced biofuels lies in their production methods: e-fuels are fully synthetic fuels made from carbon dioxide (CO2) powered by renewable energy to produce hydrogen through electrolysis, while advanced biofuels are derived from biomass feedstocks.

According to the EU’s regulations, the e-fuel term is used interchangeably with Renewable Fuels of Non-Biological Origin (RFNBO). Sometimes e-fuel is also called electrofuel when referring in a broad term to any synthetic fuel produced using hydrogen from an electrolyzer.

How are e-fuels produced?

The main components of e-fuels are CO₂ and hydrogen (green hydrogen). These components are then combined through a synthesis process and then further treated into various liquid or gaseous fuels. For example, pulp mills possess one of the most significant biogenic CO₂ sources worldwide. Unfortunately, this CO₂ is currently released into the atmosphere. However, there is now an exciting opportunity to change this scenario by capturing the CO₂ and other side streams from the pulp manufacturing process for the production of e-fuels.

Thanks to innovative technology from ANDRITZ, pulp mills are ideally positioned to embrace new, alternative fuel concepts. By capturing CO₂ and other side streams, the mills can unlock potential new revenue streams while simultaneously contributing to a cleaner environment.

With ANDRITZ's cutting-edge solutions, pulp mills and other entities can transition towards sustainability, transforming their CO₂ emissions into valuable resources for e-fuel production. This shift not only benefits the mills but also plays a crucial role in advancing the adoption of cleaner energy solutions and mitigating climate change.

What are the biggest benefits of e-fuels ?

The significant advantage of e-fuels is to offer a climate neutral source of energy, a way to store excess renewable energy and capture CO₂ otherwise released to the atmosphere. E-fuels provide an alternative to fossil fuels by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing our reliance on traditional resources.

What are the uses of ANDRITZ renewable fuels?

The type of fuels we at ANDRITZ are focusing on are the drop-in renewable fuels for the aviation industry, road transportation and methanol in marine/shipping as fuel.  In addition these fuels can also be used as feedstock in the chemical industry, replacing fossile methanol in biodiesel production (FAME) or in ClO2 production.

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Green Hydrogen

Our expertise in hydrogen production enables us to harness renewable energy sources and utilize advanced electrolysis processes to produce high-purity hydrogen gas. This clean energy carrier can be seamlessly integrated into various sectors, including transportation, various industries, and power generation, providing a viable alternative to fossil fuels and reducing carbon emissions.

For more information, visit the ANDRITZ green hydrogen web page.

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Carbon Capture

Furthermore, ANDRITZ e-Fuels recognizes the vital importance of carbon capture in the fight against climate change. By implementing our cutting-edge technologies, we capture CO₂ emissions from various industrial processes. Fuel production is not only clean but also actively addresses the global challenge of carbon reduction.

For more technical information, visit the ANDRITZ decarbonization web page.

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For the production of advanced biofuels, one of the most favored technicological pathways is gasification. When combined with a hydrogen supply from electrolysis, it enables higher carbon efficiency with lower hydrogen requirements compared to pure PtX alternatives. ANDRITZ offers tested and proven technologies based on pressurized fluidized bed gasification to achieve high quality clean syngas suitable for various biofuels.

Is ANDRITZ also providing solutions for other renewable fuels like methane and ammonia?

Methane is a very interesting drop-in fuel to various existing fleet and refueling networks. We can see that methane projects are being developed and of course we can support our customers in this area. For the time being the demand is rather limited but we need to see where this market is heading.

When it comes to ammonia, we see this demand primarily as an energy carrier for hydrogen. ANDRITZ is monitoring the development as part of the hydrogen business. We are screening for potential partners for projects including both green hydrogen and ammonia.

ANDRITZ as your EPC supplier?

Embrace renewable fuels with us and be a part of shaping a greener and more sustainable future. Our EPC capabilities enable us to work closely with clients and stakeholders, ensuring that every aspect of the project is executed with precision and to the highest standards. Whether it's developing hydrogen production plants, carbon capture facilities, or complete renewable production units, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to deliver turnkey solutions that meet your specific needs.

Join us in embracing the transformative power of renewable fuels. Let’s figure out together how our comprehensive range of solutions and services can fulfill all your renewable energy needs. Contact us at

Henrik Grönqvist

“Embrace the power of renewable fuels and join us in creating a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable world for generations to come. Together, let's drive innovation, reduce carbon emissions, and shape a brighter future through the revolutionary potential of e-fuels and advanced biofuels. Take the first step towards a better tomorrow - start your sustainable journey with us today.”

Henrik Grönqvist
Director, e-Fuel Business

Renewable fuel types

Renewable fuels can be categorized into different types based on their sources and production methods.

  • Crop-based fuels: Derived from plant materials. These are the most commonly used renewable fuels today and have their own advantages as well as restrictions, e.g., allowed only for land use.
  • Biofuels: Made from used cooking oils and animal fats. There are issues relating to the growing demand and puts strains on available feedstock.
  • Advanced biofuels: Derived from organic materials, such as wood-based biomass. In this category ANDRITZ has done extensive pilot test with proven technologies.
  • E-fuels (often referred to as efuel or efuels): Produced using a renewable energy source from the main components CO₂ and hydrogen (green hydrogen). These components are then combined to synthesize liquid or gaseous fuels, providing an alternative to fossil fuels.They are known as synthetic fuels.
  • Recycled Carbon Fuels (RCF): Produced from fossil wastes that cannot be prevented, reused, or recycled, e.g. plastic waste. This is also interesting for ANDRITZ but we are monitoring the development of this category since the European union has not supported RCF in terms of regulation.

ANDRITZ also provides solutions and services in other fields of renewable fuels:

  • ANDRITZ e-fuels and advanced biofuels concepts

    Transforming a pulp mill into a biorefinery for renewable fuels

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