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Blue World Technologies' new production facilities at the Port of Aalborg
Blue World Technologies' new production facilities at the Port of Aalborg

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Blue World Technologies upgrades production facilities to match growing demand

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The methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer has taken over an 8,500 m2 production building on the Port of Aalborg, which has the capacity to commercialise Blue World Technologies’ methanol fuel cell technology.

Ever since Blue World Technologies saw the light of day in 2018, the aim has been to commercialise the methanol fuel cell technology through large-scale production providing a green alternative to combustion engines and generators for industries around the world. Therefore, the company has been on a search for the right production facilities. Several options have been in play, and with an advantageous offer to take over an 8,500 m2 production building at Langerak 15A on the Port of Aalborg, Denmark, the last piece of the puzzle has fallen into place.

“Sometimes opportunities arise that cannot be passed, and this was one of them. We are very pleased that we have now found the right location for us to set up – to our knowledge – the largest methanol fuel cell factory in the world”
, says CEO and Co-founder, Anders Korsgaard. “This location does not only provide the space to scale-up our fuel cell component production to match the market demand, especially within the heavy-duty transportation sector, but it also covers the need for all of our project activities”.

In late 2020, when Blue World Technologies announced the closing of a successful investment round, it was also announced that the company was taking over a production building at the Port of Aalborg. This was a newly constructed building of 2,000 m2 that would act as a stepping stone providing the possibility to set up production with an annual capacity of up to 5,000 fuel cell units. With a growing order book, Blue World Technologies knew that more space would be required within a short time frame, so when a last-minute offer came to take over a building four times the size, a lease agreement was quickly finalised.

The upgrade to a production building of 8,500 m2 is a cost-efficient solution as it not only meets Blue World Technologies’ requirements for the first serial production but also for further scale-up that is planned for the coming years all in one location. The building was taken over on 1 February 2021, and production equipment for core fuel cell components such as membrane and electrode for the MEA (membrane electrode assembly) will be installed within the first half of 2021.

Growing demand for green alternatives

The reason for Blue World Technologies’ requirement for a large production building with space for scale-up lies in the companies large order book that holds orders worth a significant double-digit million euro amount. Worldwide, the focus on alternative energy technologies is increasing enormously and this shift towards a more renewable future has a positive impact on the Danish developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cells in terms of interests from customers around the world within different industries.

The initial production will have a capacity of up to 5,000 fuel cell units per year, and the production in the new production facilities is planned to start in mid-2021 as a pre-series production. Therefrom, Blue World Technologies is expected to continue upscaling the production with an aim to reach a full-scale commercial production capacity of 50,000 fuel cell units per year within the next three years.

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Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems for stationary/APU applications and the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. As a part of the Power-to-X eco-system the methanol fuel cell technology contributes to solving parts of the green transition which cannot be solved by direct electrification and battery technology alone.

The exclusive fuel for Blue World Technologies’ fuel cell systems is methanol – a renewable liquid fuel that simply and cost-effectively can be stored for years and transported around the world while reusing existing infrastructure.

Blue World Technologies is founded on extensive experience from the fuel cell industry and aims towards commercialising the technology through large-scale production. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM-technology combined with methanol-reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

In December 2020 Blue World Technologies closed its most recent investment round of 6.4 mEUR and is aiming at a future Initial Public Offering.

Read more about Blue World Technologies on our website www.blue.world or visit us on social media.   

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ENGLISH:
About Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of HT-PEM fuel cell components and systems for stationary and APU applications and the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. As a part of the Power-to-X eco-system the methanol fuel cell technology contributes to solving parts of the green transition that cannot be solved by direct electrification and battery technology alone.

Blue World Technologies’ fuel cells run primarily on methanol – a renewable liquid fuel that simply and cost-effectively can be stored for years and transported around the world while reusing existing infrastructure.

Blue World Technologies is founded on extensive experience from the fuel cell industry and aims towards commercialising the technology through large-scale production. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM technology combined with methanol-reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

Read more about Blue World Technologies on our website www.blue.world or visit us on social media.


DANISH:
Om Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies er en ambitiøs og visionær udvikler og producent af HT-PEM brændselscellekomponenter og -systemer, for stationære generatorer og hjælpegeneratorer samt industrier inden for personbiler og tung transport rundt om i verden. Brændselscelleteknologien er et grønt alternativ til forbrændingsmotoren og dieselgeneratoren. Som en del af Power-to-X økosystemet, bidrager methanol brændselscelleteknologien til at løse nogle af de udfordringer i den grønne omstilling, som direkte elektrificering og batterier ikke kan løse alene.

Blue World Technologies’ brændselsceller kører primært på methanol – et flydende brændstof, der simpelt og rentabelt kan lagres i flere år samt transporteres rundt i verden ved hjælp af den eksisterende infrastruktur.

Blue World Technologies er grundlagt på stor erfaring fra brændselscelleindustrien og med en målsætning om at kommercialisere teknologien gennem storskala produktion. Virksomheden fokuserer på højtemperatur PEM-teknologi kombineret med methanol reformering. Denne kombination sikrer et simpelt systemdesign med høj konverteringseffektivitet og betydningsfulde fordele som CO2-reduktion, brændstofbesparelser og ingen udledning af skadelige emissioner.

Læs mere om Blue World Technologies på vores hjemmeside www.blue.world eller besøg os på sociale medier.

CHINESE:
关于蓝界科技(Blue World Technologies)

蓝界科技是一家有雄心和远见的高温质子交换膜燃料电池组件及系统研发商和制造商。其产品可应用于全球固定电源、APU、汽车和重型交通运输等场景。其燃料电池将成为内燃机和柴油发电机的绿色替代品。作为Power-to-X生态系统的一环,其甲醇燃料电池技术将为无法实现直接电气化或无法应用电池技术等领域的绿色转换提供解决方案。

蓝界科技的燃料电池的以甲醇燃料为主。甲醇是一种可再生、可使用现有基础设施便捷便宜实现长时间存储和全球运输的液态燃料。

蓝界科技由拥有丰富的燃料电池行业经验的团队创立,公司的目标在于通过大规模生产实现甲醇燃料电池技术的商业化。蓝界科技致力于高温质子交换膜与甲醇重整相结合的技术,其产品设计简洁,能量转换效率高,拥有碳排量低、燃料成本低、有害物零排放等显著优点。

欢迎访问我们的主页 www.blue.world 或社交媒体 social media了解更多资讯。

GERMAN:
Über Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies ist ein ehrgeiziger und visionärer Entwickler und Hersteller von Hochtemperatur-PEM Brennstoffzellen-Komponenten und Systemen für stationäre und APU-Anwendungen und für den Automobil- und Schwerlasttransportsektor auf der ganzen Welt. Die Brennstoffzellen sind eine umweltfreundliche Alternative zu Verbrennungsmotoren und Dieselgeneratoren. Als Teil des Power-to-X-Ökosystems unterstützt die Methanol-Brennstoffzellentechnologie denjenigen Teil des ökologischen Umbaus, der nicht allein durch direkte Elektrifizierung und Batterietechnologie bewältigt werden kann.

Blue World Technologies verwendet als Energieträger für seine Brennstoffzellensysteme primär Methanol – ein erneuerbarer flüssiger Kraftstoff, der unter Verwendung der vorhandenen Infrastruktur einfach und kostengünstig jahrelang gelagert und um die Welt transportiert werden kann.

Blue World Technologies kann auf umfangreiche Erfahrungen aus der Brennstoffzellenindustrie zurückgreifen und hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, der Technologie durch Massenproduktion zum Durchbruch zu verhelfen. Das Unternehmen konzentriert sich auf die Hochtemperatur-PEM-Brennstoffzelle in Kombination mit Methanol-Reforming. Diese Kombination gewährleistet ein einfaches Systemdesign mit hoher Umwandlungseffizienz und erheblichen Vorteilen wie CO2-Reduzierung, Kraftstoffkosteneinsparungen und null schädlichen Emissionen.

Lesen Sie mehr über Blue World Technologies auf unserer Website www.blue.world oder besuchen Sie uns in den sozialen Medien.

Blue World Technologies
Lavavej 16
9220 Aalborg Øst
Denmark