Methanol Availability Readiness Cost Operationality Port Logistics - Denmark



The use of Power-to-X (PtX), to generate liquid fuels from renewable energy, is a pre-requisite for achieving the deep CO2 emission reduction required – both on global scale as well as in Denmark. The MARCO POLO DK project assess how PtX-products can be put into operation through the activation and develop-ment of the Danish ports.
The project will assess four archetype ports:
- International ferry port
- Domestic ferry port
- Fishing port
- CO2 import/export port
The first three port types are found globally (more than 5.000 ports), whereas the latter is a port type gaining a lot of interest over the last years. The utilization of PtX in relation to passenger carriers (RoPAX, ferries) as well as small vessels (fishing) will be depending on e-methanol, as ammonia from a safety point-of-view will not be qualified within the next 10-15 years. Hence, Carbon Capture and Utilization - CCUS (for the first three port types) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) (for the fourth type) will be essential for the project. As a natural consequence, the project will be focussing on ports in Northern Jutland, as this will be a natural collaboration with ‘Erhversfyrtårne Nordjylland – CCUS’.
The project is divided into five key activities
- Assessment of two ports to cover the four archetypes
- Safety and regulatory requirements for handling methanol at the ports
- Establishing business cases for utilizing methanol on actual routes (green corridors)
- Description of the further applicability of the insight to Danish and International Ports
- Road map for direct implementation of findings into FEED studies
The project is carried out by a consortium consisting of ports, relevant GTS (Godkendt Teknologisk Service) and Research Institutes as well as NGOs and Project Support Organisations. In addition, the project has a strong Advisory Board comprising key PtX stakeholder and future customers for the PtX products, as well an important trade organizations.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/11/202231/10/2023


  • Energy Cluster Denmark
  • Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
  • DBI - The Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology


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