Nordkalk is entering a forward-thinking collaboration with OX2, focusing on the exploration and development of fossil free energy including e-fuel production opportunities on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The collaboration continues to drive parent company SigmaRoc (‘the Group’)’s Net Zero ambitions, with Gotland envisioned as a pivotal hub in fossil free fuel.
In this innovative venture, OX2 brings extensive expertise in delivering large-scale offshore wind farms. With the ability to utilise Nordkalk’s CO2 using its recently proven carbon capture technology in Sweden, the e-fuels produced could revolutionise various industries by offering a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. For Nordkalk in particular, this allows the business to incorporate e-fuels, thereby improving the environmental footprint of its assets.
A pilot study is underway, laying down the foundations essential for the project. This includes exploring facility planning, asset utilisation and how the strategic positioning of Storugns’ infrastructure can be utilised and developed.
Ola Thuresson, Industrial Development Director, Nordkalk, says, ‘The collaboration with OX2 is a significant step towards lifelong Net-Zero through e-fuel production whilst providing a production stream for our CO2 capture plants. This not only aligns with our commitment to sustainability and Net Zero, but also positions Gotland and Sweden as strategically key players in the transition towards sustainable and efficient energy utilisation across not only our industry but multiple industries.'”
OX2’s development of offshore wind farms will produce about 37 TWh. “The e-fuels able to be generated from these assets hold immense potential, not only in enhancing Nordkalk’s operational efficiency but also as a valuable offering to sectors such as shipping and heavy transportation. Leveraging Gotland’s natural wind resources, the project signifies a blend of technological advancement with nature, promoting sustainable evolution.” says Ola Thuresson.
Further information: Ola Thuresson, Industrial Development Director, tel. +46 70 304 6289
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