Turning heavy transportation across Denmark green and reducing annual carbon emissions emission by almost one megatonne? Challenge accepted!
Soon, the Green Fuels for Denmark (GFDK) project could make this reality. Thanks to the development of ground-breaking green fuel and hydrogen production facilities, trucks, ships and airplanes will be fuelled by green alternatives such as hydrogen, e-methanol and e-kerosene, which will result in significant carbon emission reductions.
This endeavor may radically change the transportation industry and is by no means easy. Luckily, there is an extraordinary team behind it. This unique partnership includes A.P. Moller – Maersk, SAS, Ørsted, Copenhagen Airports, DSV and DFDS, devoted to pushing the green transition in their industries.
What makes this project a truly pioneering undertaking? That it enables the establishment of an entirely new green industry by innovating existing technology with new electrolysis processes. GFDK will likely be one of the world’s largest facilities of its kind and we have been involved in the project from the pre-feasibility stage to design.
GFDK utilises renewable electricity to create hydrogen, which can be turned into e-methanol and e-kerosene by adding captured carbon from a pre-existing power plant. The challenge is to integrate all the different production methods seamlessly at a scale that has not been done before while keeping efficiency and sustainability in mind. Now, this a challenge that gets us going.
With a big project comes a big team, which is a great opportunity to collaborate across departments and geographies, to build relations across the organisation, and to develop your competencies. Many disciplines are represented here: process and mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, control automation, permitting and sustainability development, as well as project management.
“I have always been involved in green energy and it's really exciting to work on big, pioneering projects that have a global purpose. Knowing that I'm doing something that makes a positive difference to the future is truly motivating.”
Gillian Dyer, Project Manager, Denmark