CO2 capture company Carbon Clean announced it has awarded a new contract to engineering firm KBR. The contract is for the design of a CO2 capture plant for Ørsted‘s FlagshipONE project, which is based in Sweden.
Carbon Clean was awarded the contract for the design and supply of the CO2 capture site earlier in 2023. This new contract is for the detailed design and follows KBR’s completion of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the CO2 capture facility in 2021.
The modular CO2 capture site will be designed for ease of construction and future replication. The plant will be capable of capturing 70,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from a biomass-fired combined heat and power site in Sweden. The captured biogenic carbon will afterwards be combined with renewable hydrogen in Ørsted’s FlagshipONE plant, to produce 50,000 tons annually of eFuel and eMethanol for use in the shipping sector.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Carbon Clean once again on this fantastic eMethanol project in Sweden,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President Global Technology Solutions. “KBR helps clients by drawing on our extensive global engineering expertise and applying the latest technology and processes to deliver extraordinary outcomes.”
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The FlagshipONE project is the first of many that aim to meet the increasing demand for low CO2 fuels, said Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean.
The global shipping sector accounts for 3% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. Fuel-related emissions constitute the primary source of these emissions, as about 99% of marine fuels are derived from fossil fuels.
New government policies and regulations aim to decrease marine transport emissions, and shipping companies are increasing their efforts to reduce their CO2 footprint. The International Maritime Organization has set the goal to bring down the CO2 intensity of shipping by 70% and absolute carbon emissions by 50% by mid-century.
FlagshipONE will be Ørsted’s first commercial-scale Power-to-X site and is set to become Europe’s largest production facility for green eFuel once it becomes operational in 2025.
The original developer of FlagshipONE, which is Sweden-based firm Liquid Wind, continues to develop a network of eFuel facilities with the ambitious long-term goals of developing multiple sites.
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