Alfa Laval, member of Cleantech Scandinavia’s network, has recently partnered with Liquid Wind, that will develop facilities to combine green hydrogen with biogenic carbon emissions to form a liquid carbon neutral fuel, eMethanol.
“This is an important partnership as we together with other major players will be part of the growing Power-to-X market, and thereby drive the development of technical solutions that will have an impact on future fuel options” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of the Energy Division. “With collaborations like this we expand the technical borders and contribute to create a more sustainable society.”
Alfa Laval is an investor and partner in the Liquid Wind Power-to-X consortium to advance eFuels together with Siemens Energy, Haldor Topsoe and Carbon Clean. As a liquid this hydrogen-derivative can meet the needs of industry which is incompatible with hydrogen as a gas, such as shipping.
“We are very happy to strengthen the Liquid Wind consortium with a world class Swedish industrial player with unparalleled experience. Their valuable knowledge will increase efficiency and deliver additional shared value” says Claes Fredriksson, CEO and Founder of Liquid Wind.
Who are the key actors in the Nordics?
Described below are the five companies, from the 31 mentioned above, that raised the most private capital in the past three years.
Green Hydrogen Systems (Denmark) designs and manufactures efficient, standardised, and modular electrolysers to produce green hydrogen with renewable energy. They raised 28 M € in a venture round led by Nordic Alpha Partners.
Cell Impact (Sweden) supplies advanced metal flow plates for hydrogen fuel cells. The high-velocity impact technology used allows the production of high-volume and cost-efficient bipolar flow plates. They secured 24 M € on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
myFC (Sweden) develops micro fuel cell technologies addressing the hybrid relationship between fuel cells and batteries. They secured 12 M € on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
ZEG Power (Norway) is developing a technology for highly efficient production of hydrogen and/or electric power from hydrocarbon fuels, with integrated CO2-capture. They secured 11 M € in private capital from a range of investors including AP Ventures, Mirai Creation Fund and Nysnø.
HPNow (Denmark) developed autonomous electrochemical hydrogen-peroxide generators which produce ultra-high purity H2O2 directly at the point of use. They secured a 5 M € deal with AP Ventures and Evonik Industries.