ELECTROFUEL PRODUCTION POWERED BY 200 MW SOLAR PARK

SVENSK ENERGILAGRING uses spearhead technology from Melacs and Sunthetics to provide the world’s most efficient solar park with sun methanol production as storable energy.

The electrofuel sun methanol, or eMethanol as we call it, will revolutionize the aviation, shipping, and surface transportation sector by providing a net zero carbon emission free high-energy fuel. eMethanol is also a great raw material to replace petroleum-based production materials. The methanol can also be reversed into electricity when needed, making solar energy dispatchable upon the need.

The Gotland based 200 MW solar park provides the necessary electricity and heat to drive the hydrogen and methanol production.

A realistic energy future needs to be storable. Our solar park technology produces the electrofuel methanol as a renewable energy source. Always available and ready to generate electricity, supply raw material to production or to fuel transportation, whether it is with a combustion engine or fuelcell electric vehicle.

Welcome to our circular zero carbon emission energy future!

Stefan Larsson Mastonstråle,
Founder & CTO Svensk Energilagring

eMETHANOL PRODUCTION POWERED BY 200 MW SOLAR PARK

SVENSK ENERGILAGRING will establish eMethanol production facilities powered by a co-located solar energy parks of 200 megawatt, located on the Swedish island Gotland in the middle of the Baltic sea. The technology is modular and can be scaled up to any required size and capacity.

Each container based production unit requires approximately 3,2 megawatts which is sourced from the co-located CPVT solar energy park. Each container will produce 50L of eMethanol per hour.

The electrofuel methanol is produced where it can be consumed. Any excess volumes are easily distributed or exported to other markets as a circular zero carbon emission fuel or raw material to the manufacturing industry.

In addition, Gotland as a region is in great need of balanced power to the local power grid. Our electro methanol can easily be reversed back into electricity to meet the current demand. Other useful outputs produced from the facility are heat, clean water and oxygen.

WORLDWIDE METHANOL USAGE FORECAST

The worldwide methanol usage is growing and rapidly shifting from petroleum based to bio-, and especially electro-based methanol. The volumes are forecasted to increase substantially in line with improved production volumes of electro-based Methanol.

METHANOL VERSUS HYDROGEN

Methanol molecule
Hydrogen molecule

The electrofuel eMethanol has several advantages compared to Hydrogen, but no real disadvantages. Methanol is stored in atmospheric pressure and it works as a circular carbon-free fuel for both combustion engines and fuel cells. It is also a common raw material for the manufacturing industry. When the electro-methanol is used for manufacturing it binds CO2 and therefore reduces the CO2-level in the biosphere. When electro-methanol is used as fuel, it has a circular zero CO2 emission. This means that it only returns the CO2 that was captured in the production process. Electro-methanol has the highest efficiency ratio between energy and cost and will level with petroleum-, and bio-based fuel within only a few years.

There are a wide variety of areas that use methanol as a raw material or fuel and have done for many years. However the future is the shift from petroleum based methanol to electro sun methanol resulting in being totally carbon neutral.

Here are a few examples of the versatility of the methanol usage:

Home & Business

air fresheners • synthetic carpets • cleaning fluids • flooring • gardening fertilizers • laminate tiles • mattress foam • paper supplies • paint • plastic bottles • refrigerators • roofing materials

Personal

antibacterial items • clothing materials • colognes • cosmetics • detergents • leather goods • mouth wash • perfumes • pharmaceuticals • photographs • shampoo • shoes • soap

Transportation

auto body polish • antifreeze • engine fuels • fuel additives • denaturing agents – gears & pumps • vehicle body panels • lightening panels • paint • polyester carpets • safety glass • tire cores

Electronics

amplifiers • batteries • CDs & DVDs • computers • mouse devices • fuel cells • inverters • laptops • microwaves • plastic casing • printers • solar panels • smart phones

SVENSK ENERGILAGRING and MELACS PARTICIPATION IN E-FUEL SEMINAR SEPTEMBER 2021 (in Swedish).

September 17th 2021 Energicentrum Gotland, Region Gotland and Länstyrelsen Gotland hosted a seminar regarding electrofuel. SVENSK ENERGILAGRING participated with a presentation about sun methanol characteristics and production method. The sun-methanol will be produced locally in Gotland. We call it sun methanol because it is circular-produced by our solar park as the energy source, a consept know as Power to X. So except electricity and heat generated by our 200 megawatt solar park we only add water and carbon from the surrounding area.

Welcome to the future of energy sourcing!

PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

WHAT WE DO COMPARED TO A TRADITIONAL SOLAR PARK

CONCEPT DOCUMENTATION

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