Electrofuels provider Infinium and carbon management company Navigator CO2 have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership in which the latter will provide 600,000 tons of biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) per year to a future Infinium plant, the companies said in a joint statement.
The CO2 will come from Navigator’s Heartland Greenway carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) facility, which is expected to become operational in early 2025 and will serve industrial customers in five states across the US Midwest — Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Infinium develops next-generation electrofuels, or eFuels, using captured CO2 and power-derived green hydrogen, a solution considered to play an important role in accelerating the global energy transition and advancing the market’s climate efforts.
“This agreement serves as a great example of how we help our partners optimize their carbon usage and minimize emissions while maximizing value,” Matt Vining, Navigator’s CEO, said in a comment.
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“Partnerships like this with Navigator are essential to growing our capacity with access to multiple connected CO2 sources as we scale eFuels production globally,” Infinium’s CEO, Robert Schuetzle, added, highlighting the growing demand for eFuels from both the heavy transit and the chemicals sectors.
Infinium offers e-Sustainable Aviation Fuel (eSAF) and eDiesel, which can directly replace petroleum jet and diesel fuels in existing planes, ships, and trucks without any need for changes to the engines or the distribution infrastructure.
Another product in its portfolio is eNaphtha, which can be used as feedstock to produce gasoline fuel alternatives and as a replacement for petroleum-derived naphtha in chemical and industrial processes to make plastics and solvents.
Infinium’s global pipeline includes more than a dozen projects in different phases of development located in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia.
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