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ABC 2021: Recycling carbon with electro-fuels

The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) is organizing the 7th Advanced Biofuels Conference (ABC 2021) which provides you with the latest on renewable transportation fuels, novel technologies and policy developments. Meet the leading players and experts from around the world, on-site or online, in Stockholm at ABC 2021, September 21-23.


Perstorp’s Stenungsund facility in Sweden. (Photo: Perstorp)

Biofuels – bioliquids, and green gases – are essential in the global effort to replace fossil fuels and reach the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to well below 2 oC compared to pre-industrial levels. As businesses, industries, and societies begin a green recovery in a post-pandemic world, the demand for transportation fuels is expected to rise. Advanced biofuels, and renewable synthetic fuels are together with conventional so-called first-generation biofuels an important and reliable climate-neutral part of the solution, available today – and viable for tomorrow.

The conference will showcase the latest developments and insights in European and international policy, the transition from fossil to renewable fuels and new technologies, investments and partnerships. Leading companies will present solutions with current and new production of advanced biofuels.

Electro-fuels as the bridge to electrification
of transport with renewable carbon

The session “Electro-fuels as the bridge to electrification of transport with renewable carbon” will feature amongst others Håkan Kihlberg, Vice President Strategic Projects and Processes at Perstorp Group, a global specialty chemicals company. Kihlberg will provide the commercial and technical backdrop and current status for “Project AIR”. Dubbed as a first-of-a-kind large-scale electro-based blue methanol plant, it is planned to be built at Perstorp’s facility in Stenungsund, Sweden. In short, it is a large-scale carbon capture and utilization (CCU) project that aims to capture and convert carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into blue/green methanol. Methanol is rapidly gaining momentum as a viable low-carbon clean maritime fuel and it is also a key feedstock for the chemical industry.

Perstorp aims to substitute fossil-derived methanol with recycled carbon methanol in all its European production facilities, on an annual basis approximately 200 000 tonnes. If successfully realized, Project AIR would enable Perstorp to fulfil this goal enabling companies downstream in the value chains to reduce their carbon footprints. The goal is to start producing sustainable methanol in 2025.

Learn more at ABC 2021 – We hope to meet you in Stockholm or online!

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