Norwegian and Norsk e-Fuel build the world's first e-fuel plant
The Norwegian airline Norwegian is entering into a strategic partnership with Norsk e-Fuel. The aim of the cooperation is to build the world's first e-fuel plant in Norway.
The plant is to be built in Mosjøen, Norway. It will produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), bringing Norway closer to its target of a 45 per cent emissions reduction by 2030.
Norwegian has signed a contract that provides for long-term purchase of SAF and a stake in the company. The partnership will help accelerate the production and availability of SAF to promote a more sustainable aviation industry. The parties intend to finalise the detailed agreement in the coming months.
Production of sustainable aviation fuels is expected to start in Mosjøen in northern Norway as early as 2026. The partnership with Norsk e-Fuel is estimated to secure around 20 per cent of Norway's total SAF demand by 2030. In addition, Norwegian is investing more than NOK 50 million for a minority stake in the company. These measures will contribute to Norwegian's goal of reducing emissions by 45 per cent by 2030. They also have a positive impact on the European aviation industry's goal of zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
The Mosjøen plant will be the world's first full-scale e-fuel production facility. The area has some of the lowest electricity prices in Europe and stable access to renewable energy from hydropower. Mosjøen has a port and railway infrastructure.
The cooperation with Norsk e-Fuel enables Norwegian to accelerate the transition from fossil to alternative fuels. The partnership provides early and long-term access to much-needed sustainable aviation fuel.