Simply Blue eyes combining floating wind with e-fuels plants

Michael Galvin, Director of Hydrogen and Sustainable Fuels, Simply Blue Group

July 1 (Renewables Now) - Cork, Ireland-based floating wind developer Simply Blue Group on Thursday said it is looking to pair the production of e-fuels with floating offshore wind.

The company has a pipeline of more than 10 GW of floating offshore wind projects, mainly in Ireland and the UK and sees an opportunity in using these projects to power large-scale onshore e-fuel plants.

E-fuels could be made from carbon dioxide captured from the air and combined with green hydrogen gas, and could power ships and planes, for instance.

“These e-Fuel production plants will be very flexible meaning they can respond rapidly to the available wind energy and increase or decrease the e-fuel production to suit the weather conditions,” explained Michael Galvin, Simply Blue’s director of hydrogen and sustainable fuels.

“The integration of e-fuels production with our energy system will provide a huge “demand-side response”, which can ensure we have electricity on our grid when we need it while also decarbonising our transport sector,” he added.

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