US-based eFuels provider Infinium and the Norwegian Mo Industrial Park (Mo Industripark AS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for developing Norway’s first advanced eFuels production facility in Mo i Rana, Norway.

The Irinium eFuels or Electrofuels are a new class of synthetic fuels made using renewable energy-derived green hydrogen power and waste carbon dioxide (CO2), not petroleum or resources needed to produce food.

Infinium Electrofuels can be dropped into existing trucks, planes, and ships, significantly reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions compared to fossil-based fuel.

Mo Industrial Park is the leading industrial development zone in Northern Norway and has committed land for the eFuels project and renewable power required to produce green hydrogen as a feedstock for the Infinium process.

One hundred and ten businesses occupy the park, ranging from recycled steel product manufacturers to industrial laboratories.

In total, around 2,900 people work within the companies in the industry park, which is known for its ambitious goals relating to climate, sustainability, and the circular economy.

Infinium has previously announced eFuels projects in South Texas and West Texas in the United States, with offtake commitments from Amazon and American Airlines respectively, and in Dunkirk, France in partnership with Engie.

The new Norwegian project will have the capacity to produce an initial 2,000 barrels per day (BPD) of eFuels including eSAF, eDiesel and eNaphtha with the capacity to expand. Infinium has more than a dozen projects in development globally, it says in its statement.

Robert Schuetzle, chief executive at Infinium, said that “The industry in Mo Industrial Park provides ample access to the CO2 we use as a feedstock in our proprietary production process and its leaders have a very clear vision and a well-developed and sophisticated plan for achieving emissions reductions.”

“The synergies of our partnership will allow Mo i Rana to play a leading and decisive role in advancing the development of eFuels in Europe.”

Arve Ulriksen, chief executive of Mo Industrial Park, noted that “Carbon capture, utilization and storage will provide solutions for strengthening our existing industry as well as offer competitive advantages for new industrial projects. We see eFuels as valuable and innovative solutions to reduce the overall CO2 impact of the park while also helping reduce transport emissions in sectors that are particularly challenged.”

“Infinium, as a world leader with commercial eFuels projects well underway and an impressive track record of forging commercial partnerships, was the obvious partner for us. We look forward to leading the development of the eFuels industry in Norway and supporting Europe’s efforts to achieve net zero.”