Reuters – Industry consortium Norsk e-Fuel is planning Europe’s first commercial plant for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel in Norway, a technology which could significantly reduce carbon emissions from flights.
The consortium is made up of clean technology company Sunfire GmbH; carbon dioxide capture technology firm Climeworks AG; engineering company Paul Wurth SA and green investment company Valinor.
The project will allow the conversion of Norway’s renewable electricity resources into renewable fuels for the aviation sector.
“To put this in perspective, only one industrial scale plant (can) provide enough blended renewable fuel for the top five domestic aviation routes in Norway combined. This would effectively cut the current flight emissions between these cities by about 50%,” said Lars Helge Helvig, founder of Valinor.