Vordingborg Biofuel has announced its DKK2.0b (approx. €270m) plans to erect a renewables-powered biomethanol and e-methanol production plant in the Danish Port of Vordingborg.
The company will use straws from wheat grain fields, pressed into briquettes, to make the fuel.
During a biofermentation process, the briquettes will be converted partly into biogas and partly into biofertiliser (the latter for use in agriculture).
The biogas will then be converted to liquid biomethanol using surplus power from renewable energy sources.
Estimates speak of a 300kt/year production capacity.
According to expectations, the construction period will provide some 1,200 person-years of work. Once operational (in 2024), the plant will offer 25 permanent positions.
"Vordingborg Biofuel is seriously putting action behind the ambitions that Vordingborg Municipality will be Denmark's future center for green transformation with the plan to establish one of the world's largest biomethanol factories at the Port of Vordingborg. We are in full swing to develop the Baltic Sea Offshore Hub at Klintholm Harbour as a center for wind energy, and now the Port of Vordingborg is coming as a center for green fuels. It is a big step in the right direction," Bolette Christensen, Vordingborg Erhverv's Director, said.
Photo: Vordingborg Biofuel