Cooperation to Accelerate E-Methanol Production

Cooperation to Accelerate E-Methanol Production

Author: ChemistryViews

BASF Process Catalysts and Envision Energy partner to enhance the conversion of green hydrogen and CO2 into e-methanol through an advanced, dynamic process design. BASF will provide its SYNSPIRETM catalyst technology, which Envision Energy will integrate with its energy management system to optimize e-methanol production.

The two organizations plan to demonstrate the viability of the process next year at Envision Energy’s Chifeng site in Inner Mongolia, China. Envision Energy will design a process package to maximize catalyst efficiency and enable dynamic conversion of green hydrogen and CO2 into e-methanol in sync with wind power availability. The company will use its Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) platforms for operational optimization.

Methanol, or e-methanol when produced with renewable energy, is seen as one of the most versatile and clean-burning fuels. E-methanol offers potential to replace fossil fuels and their derivatives gasoline and kerosene by providing an alternative source of energy for road, shipping, and air transport, as well as other industries. E-methanol can be used without a change in infrastructure and it can be stored at room temperature and ambient pressure, giving it an indefinite shelf life.

This partnership exemplifies the collaborative and innovative approach needed to drive the global energy transition, the partners say.



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