Anaergia has signed an agreement with European Energy to supply the latter with up to 60,000 tonnes per year of liquefied biogenic Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for a period of 10 years.
uropean Energy will produce green e-methanol from this biogenic CO2. Under the terms of an agreement European Energy had previously entered into with Maersk, the green e-methanol will be used to power the first container vessel that Maersk is having built to operate on this carbon neutral fuel.
Anaergia will provide the liquified CO2 from the anaerobic digesters that will operate at its plant being built in Tønder, Denmark. Owing to this agreement with European Energy, Anaergia will build a CO2 liquification system at the plant.
This is a great example of carbon capture and utilization (“CCU”), a critical step on the path towards net zero
said Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CEO of Anaergia.
Earlier in 2022, to boost the global production capacity of green methanol, Maersk had entered strategic partnerships with six companies with the intent of sourcing at least 730,000 tonnes/year by end of 2025.
With this production capacity, by the end of 2025 at the latest, Maersk will reach well beyond the green methanol needed for the first 12 green container vessels currently on order.
Maersk has also announced new aspiring emissions targets expected to align the company with the pathway to limit global warming to 1.5°C. What is more, the company aims to achieve net zero supply chains to customers by 2040.
In December 2018, Maersk launched a pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050. Now, the company announced a new commitment to “act now and drive material impact in this decade, and a commitment to deliver net zero supply chains to customers by 2040.”
The targets go beyond previous efforts to reduce emissions related to the ocean fleet as they cover all direct and indirect emissions across the entire Maersk business.