Green Energy Park in Reyðarfjörður
Today, letters of intent have been signed to facilitate the energy transition in Iceland, by developing a green energy park in Reyðarfjörður. Landsvirkjun, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and the municipality of Fjarðabyggð have been working together to develop and assess the feasibility of a green energy park project and have now been joined by Atmonia, Síldarvinnslan, and Laxar.
The objective is to explore how the production of green e-fuel can facilitate energy transition in the Icelandic sectors of fisheries, shipping and haulage. In addition, production of carbon-neutral fertilizer and the use of oxygen (a by-product) for fish-farming on land will be explored. Furthermore, the benefits of utilizing waste heat from thee-fuel production for heating houses in Reyðarfjörður, one of few communities in Iceland that does not enjoy geothermal district heating, will be assessed. The partnership with Atmonia, Síldarvinnslan, and Laxar is an important milestone in the continued development and assessment of a potential green energy park in Reyðarfjörður. Partnership with potential additional participants is also being discussed.