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马士基投资美国能源初创公司开发电子燃料

作者:   发布时间:2021年09月25日    浏览量:103   字体大小:  A+   A- 

马士基投资美国能源初创公司开发电子燃料
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来源:American Shipper 2021-09-24
翻译:国际海事信息网 赵扬捷 张运鸿
 
        马士基(A.P. Møller - Maersk)周四对生物燃料合成服务提供商的普罗米修斯燃料公司(Prometheus Fuels)进行了少量投资。
 
        当谈到可替代性燃料时,马士基并没有孤注一掷。据报道,马士基正在考虑将生物柴油、乙醇、木质纤维素乙醇和氨气作为脱碳的潜在燃料,为其庞大的远洋船队服务。然而普罗米修斯燃料公司也引起了马士基的注意。
 
        普罗米修斯的电燃料吸收空气中的二氧化碳,排放时只有氧气,不会产生污染,也不会像某些生物燃料那样与粮食生产竞争。普罗米修斯表示,由于该燃料依赖于可再生能源和环境空气,所以具有长远发展性。
 
        普罗米修斯周四宣布,该公司完成了B轮融资,估值达15亿美元,成为 "世界上第一个电燃料独角兽"。Megaplanet和宝马公司(BMW)是普罗米修斯在本轮融资中的额外投资者。
 
        马士基脱碳部门负责人Morten Bo Christiansen表示:“普罗米修斯燃料公司正在开发一项非常令人激动的创新技术,通过直接吸收空气中的二氧化碳来生产碳基电燃料。该种电燃料有望在航运脱碳中发挥关键作用,如果成功扩大规模,普罗米修斯的技术将解决碳基电燃料的一个关键制约因素,即直接空气捕捉的成本竞争力。
 
        这项投资是马士基在2050年前实现净零排放的道路上迈出的又一步。该公司已经开始计划建造甲醇动力船,并确保生物甲醇和电子甲醇的生产,为这些船只提供燃料。
 
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Maersk throws its weight behind unicorn electrofuels company
 
A.P. Møller – Maersk made a minority investment in electrofuels production company Prometheus Fuels on Thursday.
 
Maersk is not putting all of its eggs in one basket when it comes to alternative fuels. The company is considering biodiesel, alcohols, lignin-enhanced alcohols and ammonia as potential tools in decarbonizing its massive fleet of ocean vessels, according to a release. But Prometheus clearly has caught the company’s attention as well.
 
Prometheus Fuels’ electrofuel emits only oxygen, uses captured carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, results in zero waste products and doesn’t compete with food production like some biofuels. Because it relies on renewable energy and ambient air, Prometheus said the scalability is virtually endless.
 
Prometheus closed a series B funding round with a $1.5 billion valuation, making it the “world’s first electrofuels unicorn,” the company announced Thursday. Megaplanet and BMW were additional investors in Prometheus during the funding round.
 
“Prometheus Fuels is developing a very exciting and innovative technology to produce carbon based electrofuels from direct air capture of CO2. Electrofuels are expected to play a key role for the decarbonization of shipping and, if scaled successfully, Prometheus Fuels’ technology will address a key constraint for carbon based electrofuels — namely, the cost competitiveness of direct air capture,” Morten Bo Christiansen, head of decarbonization at Maersk, said in the release.
 
This investment is another step in Maersk’s journey to net-zero emissions by 2050. The company has made several moves to build methanol-powered vessels and secure the bio-methanol and e-methanol production to fuel those vessels.

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