News and Company Announcements

Nordic Electrofuel AS (NEF) and Billington Process Technology AS (BPT) have entered into a collaboration agreement

Nordic Electrofuel AS (NEF) and Billington Process Technology AS (BPT) have entered into a collaboration to configure steady state and dynamic simulation models of the complete electro fuel pilot plant (E-fuel 1). The plant is currently under design with planned start-up in 2025 producing synthetic fuels.

The simulator will include all process and control units from the feed stream to product lines. The major units are the syngas reactor system, the alkaline electrolysis and the Fischer Tropsch reactor system. The feed stream is a point source emission from the local ferromagnetic industry in Porsgrunn Norway.

The steady state simulator will be used for mass and energy balance calculations for the entire plant. The dynamic simulator will be used for operational scenarios like startup, shutdown, load changes, abnormal situations, system controllability etc.

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Nordic Electrofuel in Brussels to meet with EU representatives

CEO Gunnar Holen and Chair of the Board Rolf Bruknapp have met a variety of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of the Commission in Brussels to provide insights on how Nordic Electrofuel enables the European and global aviation sector to move away from fossil fuels. Our project is a shelf-ready mature project and can be replicated at a large scale to advance the production of SAF across the EU.

The meetings consisted of valuable exchanges on how to decarbonise European aviation, and Nordic Electrofuel met with MEP Søren Gade, MEP Henna Virkkunen, Meeri Heinoen, Petra Söderqvist as well as Rachel Smith, Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen and Alessandro Polito from the European Commission.

Nordic Electrofuel look forward to continuing to make the aviation sector greener and enabling the EU in reaching its climate targets.




Nordic Electrofuel receives approval from SkatteFUNN after delivery of FEED report

SkaffeFUNN, a tax deduction scheme for research and development efforts in the business sector, has approved the final report delivered by Nordic Electrofuel, after the FEED report was succesfully delivered.

Based on three sub-goals set up by Nordic Electrofuel in 2021, SkatteFUNN approved the report:

  • Sub-goal 1: Develop and test Syngas reactor – Reverse Water-Gas Shift (rWGS)

  • Sub-goal 2 – Handling fischer Tropsch exhaust gas:

  • Sub-goal 3: Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED)

The goal of FEED is to mature that technology and further design forms a good basis for the next phase which is Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI). Nordic Electrofuel re-engaged Aker Solutions to the FEED process together with the selected technology partners Arvos Group and Emerging Fuels Technology.

Important signing between Eramet and Nordic Electrofuel on Herøya 

Together with Eramet Norway, Nordic Electrofuel will reuse CO2 from furnace gas to produce climate-neutral fuel. In addition to Gunnar Holen, CEO of Nordic Electrofuel and plant director Roger Westgård at Eramet Norway’s smelter in Porsgrunn, the County Mayor of Vestfold og Telemark, Terje Riis-Johansen and Sverre Gotaas, director of Herøya Industrial Park, also participated in the signing.

Link to the press release (in Norwegian)

Aker Solutions Wins FEED Contract for e-Fuel Plant in Norway from Nordic Blue Crude (Nordic Electrofuel)

April 29, 2021

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Nordic Blue Crude (NBC) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new e-Fuel facility at Herøya in Porsgrunn, Norway.  
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Parkshore Holding to participate in Nordic Electrofuels

April 27, 2021
Nordic Electrofuel received a substantial subscription for new shares from Parkshore Holding GmbH in April 2021. Parkshore Holding is an investment company controlled by Bastian Mueller. Bastian Mueller is chairman of the supervisory board and majority owner of WM SE, Germany’s largest wholesale distributor of vehicle parts and services in Germany, with operations also throughout Europe and the United States. He is also board member of the GVA, Germany’s independent wholesale distributor association of the independent automotive aftermarket and has a Robert Bosch professional background. As a consequence of the substantial investment, Bastian Mueller was elected as a new board member on the Extraordinary General Meeting in Nordic Electrofuel on April 27, 2021.

Nordic Blue Crude AS changes name to Nordic Electrofuel AS

April 27, 2021
Reference is made to the Extraordinary General Meeting held April 27, 2021 where it was decided to change the name of the company from Nordic Blue Crude AS to Nordic Electrofuel AS.

Nordic Wind AS and Nordic Electrofuel AS with new offices in Mid-Norway: Verdal Industrial park (VIP)

Verdal industrial park has 3,250 employees and 202 companies, creating an annual turnover of 8 billion NOK. The new offices of Nordic Wind and Nordic Electrofuel is brand new and shared with 41 other tenants. With good premises and interesting enviornment, er are looking forward to meet clients and business partners from Mid-Norway.

Marquard & Bahls to increase participation in Nordic Blue Crude

DGAP-Media / 08.10.2020 / 16:31

Marquard & Bahls and Nordic Blue Crude have entered into an agreement, through which Marquard & Bahls shall increase its shareholding in the Norwegian company and will commit to equity financing when the first plant (E-Fuel 1) reaches final investment decision. As a result, Marquard & Bahls is consolidating its position as a lead investor taking an active role in the company’s long-term development.

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Marquard & Bahls to participate in Nordic Blue Crude

Marquard & Bahls has acquired a minority stake in Nordic Blue Crude on December 31, 2019. Nordic Blue Crude is a Norwegian company and one of the pioneers in the Power-to-Liquid sector. The investment is an important step for Marquard & Bahls to expand its existing portfolio towards renewable energies.

In light of the rapidly changing energy landscape, the company is actively exploring investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Marquard & Bahls intends to become an active participant in the energy transition. As a first step in the renewable transport fuels, the company is now investing in Nordic Blue Crude.

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Norwegian company can supply all Danish domestic aircraft by 2025

«The Norwegian company Nordic Electrofuel is in the process of building a plant for production of green aviation fuel. If their plant is up and running within next year (2023), a Danish plant can be ready in 2025. this will lead to production of a green alternative to the crude oil used today when making aviation fuel», says Henrik Wenzel, Danish engineer and head of SDU Life Cycle Engineering at University of Southern Denmark. Read more!

Do you want to be a part of the Nordic Electrofuel team? We are looking for a Chief Engineer – Electrical and Head of Project and Contract Management

See descriptions about who we are seeking and opportunities as Chief Engineer – electrical by clicking this link.

See descriptions about who we are seeking and opportunities as Head of Project and contrack management by clicking this link.

Nordic Electrofuel recognized as one of the top five startups developing Power-to-Liquid Solutions by StartUs Insights.

Se innslaget fra NRK Nyheter 03.05.2021

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To bedrifter vil lage syntetisk drivstoff på Herøya: Eks-partner blir konkurrent og slår seg ned på nabotomta

Skal bruke CO2 og store mengder strøm for å lage drivstoff.

– Vi er ikke overbegeistret over at de vil gjøre det samme som oss, men er en bekreftelse på at det vi gjør er fornuftig, sier Gunnar Holen, daglig leder i Nordic Blue Crude (NBC).

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Synthetic crude oil from sustainable hydropower:

This should have a good chance of success in Norway. In the industrial heart of the country, the Nordic Blue Crude start-up plans to set up its first production facility using CO2 emissions from industrial processes.

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15 ideer for en kjøligere fremtid

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Flybillett med god samvittighet? Nå kan vi utvinne drivstoff fra luft og elektrisitet

Flydrivstoff kan faktisk utvinnes av luft. Det virker ikke helt til å tro, men planene er klare.

Tenk om vi kunne kjøpe flybilletter, kjøre forbrenningsbil og lage plastprodukter uten å bidra til klimaforverring?

De færreste er klar over det, men det er faktisk mulig å trekke ut klimagassen CO₂ fra luften og bruke som drivstoff. Den første større fabrikken som kan suge skadelig karbon fra luften og lage drivstoff av avfallsstoffet, planlegges nå i Norge.

Alt som trengs for å skape klimavennlige oljeprodukter er vann, luft, og mye fornybar elektrisitet. Spørsmålet er bare om vi er villige til å betale nok for det helt klimanøytrale drivstoffet. Aktørene bak hevder at det resirkulerte drivstoffet vil være konkurransedyktig når den første fabrikken er klar om et par år, så lenge drivstoffet deres slipper klimaavgiftene som annet drivstoff er pålagt.

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Industrikonferansen 2019

Er syntetisk drivstoff fremtiden?

Både bilprodusenten Audi og it-milliardær Bill Gates satser på utvikling av syntetisk drivstoff. Ett av de få produksjonsanleggene i verden ligger i Telemark.

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Miljøvennlig drivstoff

Slik skal den gamle bilmotoren få et nytt liv. Artikkel i Aftenposten Viten.Green diesel.

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Splitting co2 to produce syngas and hydrocarbon fuels: pec and stc.

Though very high efficiencies are within reach theoretically, demonstrated efficiencies are currently in the range of 5%. Efficiencies are limited by both engineering (reactor design) and materials aspects, and the interplay between the two.

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Born in the lab: hydrocarbon fuels ditch their fossil origins

The Sunfire company in Dresden has developed an environmentally friendly way to make diesel out of just carbon dioxide, renewable electricity and water. It’s a new twist in both the e-mobility and combustion-engine story.

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World economic forum Green diesel.

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Manager magazin

Norweger bauen gigantische Fabrik für Wunder-Diesel.

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Herøya Industripark AS

From green car reports: from ministry of industry and trade:

Synthetic Fuel Cuts Carbon Emissions by 85 Percent

Nordic Blue Crude wants to partner with Audi on mass production of synthetic diesel fuel. Fuels produced from plant feedstocks are touted by many as a viable and lower-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel. But the need to dedicate large swaths of land to growing crops for fuel, and the need to ensure all vehicles are compatible with these «biofuels,» has limited their practicality.

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From Green car reports:

Blue Crude synthetic diesel fuel cuts carbon by 85 percent

Fuels produced from plant feedstocks are touted by many as a viable and lower-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel. But the need to dedicate large swaths of land to growing crops for fuel, and the need to ensure all vehicles are compatible with these «biofuels,» has limited their practicality.
That’s where a new type of diesel fuel being studied in Europe may have an advantage.

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