About the partners

Project Air was initiated by Perstorp in 2019. In 2020 Perstorp partnered with Uniper and Fortum to secure the supply of green hydrogen.  

Perstorp 
Perstorp is a Swedish based global specialty chemicals company, providing chemicals to a great variety of customer segments, focusing on Resins & Coatings, Engineered fluids and Animal Nutrition. Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on 140 years of experience and the company has manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America.  

Perstorp has a clear ambition to shift away from fossil raw materials and aligning with the Paris agreement. Methanol is one of Perstorp's main raw materials and Project Air is an important step in the company's transition to climate neutrality.​ Perstorp will own Project Air’s gasification and the methanol units. The company will use own CO2, industrial residue streams, and purchased biomethane and renewable hydrogen to produce sustainable methanol.  

Fortum​ 
Fortum is a Finnish based European energy company, present in over 40 countries. Fortum provides customers with electricity, gas, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. The company wants to engage customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. Fortum is the third largest producer of CO2-free electricity in Europe.​ 

Uniper 
Uniper is a leading international energy company. Like Fortum, Uniper aims to become carbon neutral in Europe by 2035. The Swedish portfolio is already close to 100 percent fossil-free. For Uniper, hydrogen is an important component on the journey to a decarbonized future. Thanks to Project Air, hydrogen can play a significant role in reducing Sweden’s greenhouse gas emissions.​ 

Fortum and Uniper will develop, own and operate the hydrogen electrolysis plant supplying renewable hydrogen for Project Air. 

Current status of Project Air  
The project was officially started up by Perstorp in January 2019. The current phase of Project Air involves for example the Environmental permit process and financing. Project Air has applied for and obtain fundings from Industriklivet and applied for and awaiting reply from Innovation fund. Start-up of the methanol production is planned autumn 2025.