A feasibility study carried out by Liquid Wind in partnership with Umeå Energi confirms that there are excellent conditions for establishing Sweden’s third electrofuel facility for the maritime sector at the Dåva cogeneration plant in Umeå.
partnership between Liquid Wind and Umeå Energi is now launched to make the facility a reality. As Claes Fredriksson, CEO and founder of Liquid Wind, noted “the transition to electrofuels in the maritime sector which uses 300 million tons of fossil fuels every year is very urgent. With electrofuel replacing today’s fossil fuels, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by over 90%.”
Capturing the carbon dioxide from the Dåva cogeneration plant will allow us to take yet another step towards circularity. Umeå Municipality has pledged that the city of Umeå will be climate neutral by 2030, and the municipality itself by 2040. The establishment of an electrofuel production plant at Dåva could be an important step in that direction
stated Jan Ridfeldt, CEO Umeå Energi.
Moreover, Hans Lindberg (S), Mayor of Umeå, added that “the establishment of the electrofuel facility would contribute decisively to the municipality’s climate goals.”
All documents required for an investment decision are planned to be ready in 2024, with an expected production start in 2026.