Our technology will change the aviation industry
Combining technological force and industrial strength
Our production process is based on Power-to-Liquid technology and focused on the Fischer-Tropsch pathway. The underlying process chain comprises the whole carbon cycle from CO2 capture to fuel combustion. Together with our partners, we combine versatility in technology use and development potential to achieve the highest conversion efficiencies.
The carbon cycle shows, how we can produce unlimited renewable fuels without releasing more CO2 from fossil sources into the atmosphere.
Our unique technology approach
As described above, there are two technological approaches to produce syngas. Norsk e-Fuel will leverage the individual advantages of both technologies by validating the approaches within the first plant. This allows us to utilize the synergies and simultaneously prove the most promising and efficient pathways of e-Fuel production in parallel.
Our technology partners
It is our goal to always use the most efficient technologies available on the market. The licenses for the technology set-up will be provided by our strong network of partners. The affiliation to our shareholders brings the important advantage of direct access to core technologies. Renown partners in the field will complete the technological composition of our plant design.
e-RWGS, Fischer-Tropsch and upgrading unit by Axens and Paul Wurth (SMS group)
The novel process set-up for the main production stream combines a Reverse-Water-Gas-Shift (RWGS) unit co-developed by Axens and Paul Wurth, a Fischer-Tropsch unit and an upgrading unit (Gasel®). Both RWGS and Gasel® are under exclusive license of Axens. The combination of the singular technology units of Axens and their optimization for maximized e-Kerosene production are in themselves an innovation. To further push the boundaries, Paul Wurth has designed a unique electrical heating system for the RWGS, avoiding unnecessary burning of fossil fuel or hydrogen. The deep integration of the process scheme allows to optimize the energy efficiency as well as the carbon conversion of the plant.
Electrolyzer technology by Sunfire
Sunfire-SynLink SOEC ® (Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell) is the world-leading high-temperature electrolysis solution based on solid oxide cells. The electrolyzer uses steam and CO2 as feedstock to produce renewable syngas in only one process step. Smart integration of waste heat and CO2 sources reduces electricity demand. The integrated process reuses for example process heat from the Fischer-Tropsch reactor to create the needed steam for the electrolysis process. This increases the output of the plant, resulting in 30 % more product from the same electricity input in comparison to the production via a gas-fired RWGS pathway.
Direct air capture technology by Climeworks
The Climeworks direct air capture technology captures carbon dioxide directly from the air. The machines consist of modular CO₂ collectors that can be stacked to build machines of any size. They are powered solely by renewable energy or energy-from-waste. The CO2 collectors selectively capture carbon dioxide in a two-step process. First, air is drawn into the collector with a fan. Carbon dioxide is captured on the surface of a highly selective filter material that sits inside the collectors (“adsorption”). Second, after the filter material is full with carbon dioxide, the collector is closed. The temperature is increased to between 80 and 100 °C - this releases the carbon dioxide (“desorption”) and it can be collected in higher purity and concentration. The air-captured carbon dioxide can either be upcycled into climate-friendly products such as carbon-neutral fuels and materials, or completely removed from the air by safely storing it.