Infinium, Navigator CO2 collaborate on eFuels project in US Midwest
Electrofuels provider Infinium and comprehensive carbon-management company Navigator CO2 announced May 18 that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding and long-term relationship for Navigator to deliver 600,000 tons per year of biogenic carbon dioxide from its Heartland Greenway system to a future Infinium facility for the production of electrofuels, also known as eFuels.
The Heartland Greenway carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project is one of the largest aggregations systems for biogenic CO2 in development globally.
The system will provide the infrastructure and network to connect industrial emitters of CO2 to new and developing markets for their carbon, while ensuring project developers like Infinium have access to a diversified, consistent, and ratable CO2 supply.
Infinium is developing next-generation fuels that will accelerate the market’s progress toward achieving climate goals during the ongoing energy transition.
Infinium eFuels are created using CO2 that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere and renewable power-derived green hydrogen.
Ultra-low carbon eFuels contain no sulfur and are cleaner burning than petroleum-based fuels.
“We are committed to delivering long-term, sustainable decarbonization solutions from our growing Heartland Greenway platform, and it’s exciting to see Infinium’s innovative approach to leverage carbon,” said Navigator CEO Matt Vining. “This agreement serves as a great example of how we help our partners optimize their carbon usage and minimize emissions while maximizing value.”
Infinium eSAF and Infinium eDiesel can be used in today’s planes, ships and trucks as an immediate replacement for petroleum jet and diesel fuels without modifications to engines or distribution infrastructure.
Infinium eNaphtha can be used to produce gasoline fuel alternatives as well as replace petroleum-derived naphtha in chemical and industrial processes for the creation of goods like plastics and solvents.
“The demand for eFuels as a climate-friendly alternative to petroleum-derived products continues to grow from both the heavy transit and the chemicals sectors,” said Robert Schuetzle, CEO at Infinium. “Partnerships like this with Navigator are essential to growing our capacity with access to multiple connected CO2 sources as we scale eFuels production globally.”
Infinium has more than a dozen projects in various phases of development across the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia.