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FlexMethanol® 10 & 20 MW Module

Revolutionizing Methanol Production with Advanced Modular Technology

FlexMethanol® means economic efficiency at all times

Mankind has always dreamed of endless energy sources from air and water that also save the climate. Today, we can already use natural resources such as wind and solar energy to provide unlimited storable liquid energy from pure carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) via water electrolysis.

CO2 and electricity from renewable energy sources are as yet untapped resources. However, methanol (CH3OH) is a product that is already used as a fuel. A commodity market with premium prices has been established for its use. H2 is produced electrochemically when the electricity is cheap in the mains or available from a direct connect PV-solar or Wind energy park.

As a result, our FlexMethanol-Modules increase the value of the electricity by converting the electricity into a liquid form.

FlexMethanol enables the economic conversion of surplus electricity and COfrom flue gas, ethanol plants or the air into a chemical energy store by means of modular and decentralised production units. The core of the plant is the catalyst for converting CO2 to methanol without a cost-intensive reverse water-gas shift reactor.

However, the full potential of the methanol economy will only be realised when the chemical recycling of natural and industrial sources of carbon dioxide into methanol and the derived products are largely converted so that their use is environmentally neutral and regenerative.

George A. Olah
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1994
Preface, Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy (ISBN: 978-3-527-32422-4).

Our modules are connected to the electrolyzer capacity of 10 and 20 MW

3D-Model: FlexMethanol®

THE TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES

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DIRECT CONVERSION OF CO2

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MILD PROCESS CONDITIONS

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NO HYDROGEN STORAGE & COMPRESSOR

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SKID-MOUNTED

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FLEXIBLE OPERATION OF THE METHANOL PLANT

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NO TAR, NO RESIDUES

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4 INDUSTRIALLY AVAILABLE PROCESS STEPS

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STANDARDIZED INTERFACES

THE FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES

1

NO WATER-GAS SHIFT REACTION

2

MILD PROCESS CONDITIONS

3

HYDROGEN COMPRESSION STORAGE

4

SKID-MOUNTED

5

FLEXIBLE OPERATION OF THE METHANOL PLANT

6

NO TAR, NO RESIDUES

7

4 INDUSTRIALLY AVAILABLE PROCESS STEPS

8

STANDARDIZED INTERFACES

high efficiency

AVAILABLE. SAFE. ECONOMICAL.

With the support of Flexmethanol, the power-to-methanol process is much more efficient than through gasification.
Taking into account a combined heat and power process and the provision of district heating, the efficiency of methanol production is up to 74 %.

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Annex FlexMethanol Waste/Biomass to Methanol

significantly reduces CO2 emissions (up to 20%)

RED

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Steam reforming

Natural gas to methanol

Uses fossil fuels, conversion
Generates CO emissions (up to 30 %)

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FlexMethanol Renewable Power to Methanol

CO2 supply as a service

RED compliant

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Gasification

Coal / biomass to methanol

Process causes CO2 emissions and toxic waste (tars)

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