The MefCO2 plant was one of the first pilot facilities to use carbon dioxide as a raw material for methanol production. The system was configured by MHPS (Duisburg), and methanol synthesis with a capacity of up to 1 t/d methanol was provided by CRI (Iceland). The electrolyser from Hydrogenics (Belgium) is based on polymer electrolyte membrane technology (PEM), and has an installed capacity of just under 1 MWel.
The MefCO2 project began in 2014 and came to a successful close in May 2019.
Funding is provided by the EU under the R&D umbrella programme Horizon 2020 as a SPIRE project (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency). SPIRE is a public-private partnership, and combines the sectors of cement, ceramics, chemicals, mechanical engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, steel and water. The intention of the SPIRE projects is to drive forward development of base technologies and best practices for large-scale technical production and value chains that contribute to a resource-efficient process industry.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 637016