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Out of 168, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups developing Power-to-Liquid Solutions
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 168 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 Power-to-Liquid startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 163 Power-to-Liquid solutions, get in touch.
Ineratech builds Modular Chemical Plants for Methanol Synthesis
Power-to-liquid technology usually requires a lot of space to implement effective production because of large surface area requirements for catalyst and temperature control. Usually, power-to-liquid processes are conducted in centralized chemical factories. Startups are looking for ways to decentralize power-to-liquid production and, at the same time, improve their efficiency.
Ineratech is a startup from Switzerland developing containerized chemical plants. Since the Fischer-Tropsch process requires lot of heat to synthesize liquid fuel, Ineratech`s synthesis reactors are microstructured to provide a large surface for heat and mass transport. This, in turn, minimizes the undesirable effects on reactor and catalyst performance. This reactor design also allows for the creation of compact chemical plants with temperature control and improved productivity.
Nordic Electrofuel works on Power-to-Liquid Jet Fuel Production
Renewable energy is suitable for the creation of methanol as well as other synthetic fuels, such as diesel, petrol, or even jet fuel, and naphtha. This is also beneficial for the ecology since such processes require a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is captured from the air or industrial emissions. Alternative fuel startups develop sustainable liquid fuel solutions for all modes of transportation.
Norwegian startup Nordic Electrofuel is in the process of building a commercial power-to-liquid plant in Norway. The power plant combines electrolysis and the Fischer-Tropsch process to simultaneously use renewable power, decrease industrial CO2 emissions and produce a variety of fossil replacement products, including jet fuel. Nordic Electrofuel aims to utilize only Norwegian renewable energy and water to produce high-quality, carbon-neutral, synthetic fuels.
REintegrate specializes in e-Methanol Production
The prevalence of petrol and diesel vehicles on the roads hampers the efforts to transition to alternative fuels. Energy startups are developing biofuels from waste, green hydrogen, and other liquid fuels to replace fossil fuels. Such solutions accelerate the transition to a green energy economy by allowing large segments of the transportation industry to use sustainable fuels. In addition to replacing fossil fuels, startups also ensure the overall sustainability of their solutions.
Danish startup REintegrate produces e-methanol for the transportation and chemical sectors. The startup’s e-methanol is chemically identical to fossil methanol, enabling the transition to green fuel. REintegrate produces e-methanol from renewable electricity and upcycled CO2 is carbon-neutral and enables businesses to meet current and future carbon emissions reduction targets. The startup’s blends of e-methanol are suitable for use by heavy transportation vehicles, shipping, and airplanes.
Blue World develops High-Efficiency Methanol Fuel Cells
Fuel cells are a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. Generating power from fuel cells decreases CO2 emissions and, in comparison to Li-ion batteries, also provides the benefits of traditional fossil fuels, such as long driving range and easy refueling. Also, e-fuels have a higher energy density, which eventually decreases vehicle mass, leading to lower power consumption.
Danish startup Blue World combines high-temperature proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology with methanol-reforming to create methanol fuel cells. The high efficiency of Blue World’s methanol fuel cells provides significant CO2 reduction or a CO2-neutral operation if the methanol is produced from renewable sources. Also, methanol cells have zero nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), or particle emissions. The startup’s fuel cells are also durable and require low maintenance.
Caphenia creates a Power-to-Liquid Reactor
Conventional power-to-liquid processes require several reactors and units to produce synthetic fuel. This also requires high capital investment and deters innovation in reactor technologies. However, startups and emerging companies are now combining many processes in a single reactor to increase the efficiency of production. Such solutions further lead to larger production quantities and lower energy consumption.
Caphenia is a German startup creating a three-zone power-to-liquid reactor. It uses methane, water, and CO2 to create synthetic fuel. The Caphenia process also achieves high power efficiency by integrating three processes into a single reactor. Synthetic fuels from this process significantly reduce carbon emissions. Caphenia customizes the industrial fuel plants depending on production needs and efficiency levels.
Discover more Energy Startups
Energy startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on power-to-liquid jet fuel and reactors as well as methanol fuel solutions and novel reactor technologies. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the energy industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more energy technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Energy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.