TSE Feasibility Study in partnership with the University of Twente

ReCarbn, in collaboration with the University of Twente, is conducting a feasibility study to capture atmospheric CO₂ using their Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology under the TSE Industry Studies grant scheme. The goal of the project is to then use the captured CO₂ together with green hydrogen to produce methanol.

👨‍🔬 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗹? It is easy to transport and store in liquid form at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. But most importantly, methanol can be used as fuel for heavy transportation, including shipping, and as a key building block for a wide range of chemicals, such as plastics. Moreover, the conversion of CO₂ to methanol is an important carbon-neutral route in achieving the EU climate objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050.

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁:
📈 It was found that by decreasing the sorbent’s transportation time, the productivity of the DAC technology increases by 12-25% while the CO₂ capture cost decreases.

🔋 Energy consumption has the potential to decrease by almost 4 times compared to ReCarbn’s pilot data, by using various heat integration strategies.