The Danish Business Authority has awarded the Danish Power-to-X flagship project ‘Green Fuels for Denmark’ DKK 600 million as part of Denmark’s participation in the European IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) programme. The funding will go towards realising Green Fuels for Denmark’s first phases of 10 MW, 100 MW and 300 MW respectively.
The Green Fuels for Denmark consortium consists of Ørsted, which is leading project development, and a number of major Danish logistics companies with global reach. The demand-side partners are: A.P. Moller – Maersk, Copenhagen Airports, DFDS, DSV and SAS.
The funding from the Danish Business Authority represents a strong contribution to Green Fuels for Denmark, which, as a flagship project, can help advance the Power-to-X industry as a whole to deliver the green fuels that are needed to secure Europe’s regional energy independence and fight climate change. Green Fuels for Denmark, and the Power-to-X industry in general, remain dependent on competitive supply of renewable power and clear national and international regulations that advance the demand for green fuels and drive out fossil-based alternatives.
Green Fuels for Denmark’s first two phases will produce renewable hydrogen to power heavy road trucks and enough e-methanol to power an ocean-going vessel or several ferries. The consortium also plans to start production of green synthetic jet fuel, e-kerosene, in the project’s second phase. In the project’s later phases, it could produce a quantity of e-kerosene corresponding to 30 % of the pre-pandemic jet fuel consumption at Copenhagen airport – far more than the fuel needed for Danish domestic aviation.
‘Green Fuels for Denmark’ is Denmark’s leading Power-to-X project, aimed at producing renewable hydrogen, e-methanol and e-kerosene for the decarbonisation of heavy transport. The is located at Ørsted’s Avedøre power station in Copenhagen, which will also supply biogenic carbon for producing e-methanol and e-kerosene.