Anaergia supplies CO2 to European Energy for green E-Methanol
This is a great example of carbon capture and utilization (CCU), a critical step towards net zero.
Anaergia Inc. has signed an agreement with European Energy to supply up to 60,000 tonnes/year of liquefied biogenic Carbon Dioxide for ten years.
Biogenic carbon dioxide is carbon dioxide that is released during the decomposition of organic matter, such as food waste. All Anaergia plants use organic waste material to produce biogas composed of methane and carbon dioxide. The plants also use large-scale hydrogen and e-methanol plants.
Once this gas is processed, Anaergia produces pipeline-quality Renewable Natural Gas and a clean stream of carbon dioxide that normally gets released to the atmosphere where it originally came from. Biogenic carbon dioxide that comes from organic material is considered a desirable raw material for low-carbon fuels as its use does not add new carbon to our atmosphere.
European Energy, a major multinational renewable wind and solar energy producer, will produce green e-methanol from this biogenic CO2. Under the terms of an agreement European Energy had previously entered into with A.P. Moller – Maersk, a global leader in integrated container logistics services with operations in 130 countries, the green e-methanol will be used to power the first container vessel that A.P. Moller – 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 state-of-the-art CO2 liquefaction system at the plant.
Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CEO of Anaergia, said, “By selling this CO2 instead of returning it to the atmosphere, our plants contribute to de-carbonizing hard-to-abate sectors, such as shipping, while becoming more profitable, as we turn this waste gas from our plants into a useful fuel.”
Knud Erik Andersen, co-founder and CEO of European Energy, said, “We are thrilled to team up with Anaergia for the supply of biogenic CO2 to our Danish e-methanol plants. In Anaergia, we have found a partner that like European Energy is committed to fight climate change through new technologies that can make a real impact.”