Low-carbon power supply for islands and coastal communities
Today, islands and coastal communities rely on emissions-intensive diesel and coal generators and gas turbines for power supply.
The e-FARWIND energy solution is a low-carbon, flexible and reliable alternative. Power is supplied by a virtual power plant composed of battery packs. When empty, the battery packs are loaded on FARWIND’s energy ships for being charged by offshore wind energy.
The number of battery packs and energy ships can easily be adjusted to suit the needs of small (as low as 100 inhabitants) to large communities (over 100,000 inhabitants). Each energy ship can save up to 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Green hydrogen is hydrogen produced from renewable power sources through water electrolysis. It is expected to play a key role for the decarbonisation of industry (e.g. steel production, fertilizers). In addition, emerging markets for green hydrogen are developing including mobility.
The FARWIND-H2 solution converts far-offshore wind energy into green hydrogen. Its potential is virtually unlimited.
Low-carbon fuel supply
FARWIND’s energy ships can be deployed in fleets in order to produce large amounts of methanol, which can be used as an alternative to oil for transport, industry and flexible power generation.
In this solution, the electricity produced aboard the energy ships is converted to methanol using a power-to-liquid plant, which requires both CO2 and electricity to operate. The CO2 is supplied from land by tankers which are also used for methanol transport.
This solution is an opportunity to utilize carbon produced and captured (CCU) in other industries. It is even an opportunity to close the carbon cycle provided that the source of CO2 supply is atmospheric (either directly via direct air capture or indirectly, e.g. CO2 from biogas separation).