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Case

Shipping and maritime

A green port in the Baltic Sea creating a green bunker hub

15. November 2021
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Port of Rønne
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Challenge

More than 60,000 ships pass Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea every year. The vision of the Bornholm Bunker Hub can contribute significantly to reducing global CO2 emissions. A change in the energy source for national shipping can contribute directly to Denmark's ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030.

Solution

Bornholm is centrally located in relation to exploiting the great potential of green electricity from offshore wind in the entire Baltic region – not only in Danish waters but also in Sweden, Poland, and Germany. This means that Bornholm could become a unique energy center that utilizes regional energy resources to reduce CO2 emissions in society, including shipping. As part of the project, investigations will be carried out as to whether it is appropriate to produce green ammonia locally on Bornholm, or whether this should be imported in the first phase.

 

The consortium behind Bornholm Bunker Hub comprises eight partners: Ørsted, Molslinjen, Haldor Topsoe, Bunker Holding Group, Wärtsilä, Rambøll, Bureau Veritas and Port of Roenne A/S.