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.