Innovation Project


Hydrogen production

Methanol is one of the most widely used and important platform chemicals and is already being added to petrol today. Methanol is traditionally produced from natural gas or coal. The aim of MefCO2 is to produce methanol from carbon dioxide CO2 and to reduce CO2 emissions from industrial sources such as fossil-fuelled power plants and steel or cement works. The hydrogen required for this is produced by water electrolysis using renewable energy.

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Project details

Project responsibility

RWE Power AG


01.12.2014 bis 30.06.2019

Funding amount

8.622.292,60 €

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