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Features 01-11-2023

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Hitachi Energy selected as consulting partner for world’s first commercial eFuels facility

Hitachi Energy and Arcadia eFuels join forces to pioneer the decarbonization of the transport sector and advance the energy transition.

Hitachi Energy has been selected by Arcadia eFuels, a leading developer in eFuels, to carry out a grid connection analysis for the world’s first commercial eFuels production facility for sustainable aviation fuels in Vordingborg, Denmark, approximately 100 km south of the Danish capital Copenhagen. 

The planned plant will use 360 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity, water, and CO2 to produce net zero carbon fuels that can be used in existing engines and infrastructure. The breakthrough eFuels plant will generate around 100 million liters of eFuels per year, allowing airlines to cut down on carbon emissions to meet national and international targets. 

Hitachi Energy will perform a detailed front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for a solution that will enable and optimize the eFuels facility’s grid connection and design. The contract awarded to Hitachi Energy also includes an option to deliver the complete grid connection solutions when the FEED is completed.

Animation of eFuel facility in Vordingborg, Denmark (Source: Arcadia eFuels)

“The Arcadia eFuels’ project in Vordingborg is a milestone for both Denmark and globally, and we are very proud to be the partner of choice for this project,” said Claus Madsen, Country Managing Director of Hitachi Energy Denmark.

“We are building the first commercial-grade eFuels production plant in an effort to help decarbonize aviation," said Amy Hebert, CEO of Arcadia eFuels. "Hitachi Energy is a great partner, understanding the crucial need for an energy transition and the expertise to help us achieve the goal of decarbonizing aviation."

“We are happy that Arcadia eFuels has confirmed its confidence in our consulting expertise supporting this vital project to be realized, and together with Arcadia, we are advancing a sustainable energy future for all,” says Daniel Galvan, Head of Power Consulting at Hitachi Energy.

The construction of the plant is planned to follow an impressive timeline and is expected to be finished at the end of 2026.

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