Aircela was established in 2019 by husband and wife Eric and Mia Dahlgren to mass-produce fuels made from renewable sources. The direct air capture company aims to make its technology cost-efficient and available to everyone, and turn carbon dioxide into a replacement for fossil fuels.
Maersk Growth’s investment will support Aircela’s 2023 plan of field testing and initial manufacturing of refrigerator-sized machines that produce 6kg a day of carbon-neutral methanol, using only air, water, and renewable power as inputs. Many thousands of mass-produced Aircela systems will operate together as ‘server farms for green fuel’.
The funding coming from Maersk Growth will support Aircela’s goal for 2023 to field test and start the initial manufacturing of refrigerator-sized machines that produce 6 kilograms of CO2-neutral methanol daily using air, water, and renewable power as the only inputs. The mass-produced Aircela systems will operate as “server farms for green fuel,” the company said in a press release.
“We have no time to wait in replacing fossil fuels, and if needed, we will do it engine by engine,” said COO and Co-founder Mia Dahlgren. “We have been inspired by Maersk’s brave commitment to fuelling some of the biggest engines in the world with green methanol, and we are excited to welcome them to Aircela”.
“Maersk has taken several bold and significant steps towards decarbonization, and we are proud to be teaming up with such a serious player so early in our journey. We look forward to developing the market for green fuels together,” said CEO and Co-founder Eric Dahlgren.
The Manhattan-based start-up takes its approach to clean fuels from the work of board member Prof. Klaus Lackner.