Chemical and biotechnological CO2 conversion
The ProMet-Project aims at the development of a direct synthesis route of Methanol from CO2 by electrolysis. In the Methanol-to-Propylene process, Methanol is the raw material for the production of Propylene, an important basic chemical with an annual worldwide production of 100 Mio tons. Using electricity from renewable sources for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 allows for a more sustainable production of both Methanol and Propylene.
The project “Bio-UGS“ investigates the targeted conversion of carbon dioxide and green hydrogen to methane in underground gas storage facilities by using natural existing microorganisms. This shall reduce the dependency from imported fossil carbons, as well as develop a circular economy for CO2 from industrial processes and a storage concept for hydrogen from renewable energies.
How can aircraft fly sustainably? How will chemicals be produced without fossil raw materials in the future? The answer to these questions is Power-to-X. Power-to-X describes processes that use electrolysis to produce syngas from renewable electricity, which is the basis for the production of CO2-neutral fuels & chemicals. As a unique selling point, high-temperature electrolysis has the property of converting steam and CO2 directly into syngas, thus significantly improving the economic efficiency of the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. In the HTCoEl project, important components of the high-temperature electrolyser are being scaled and further developed. Learn more...
TRANSFORMATE uses the most efficient processes to convert CO2 into valuable products. In a first step, CO2 is reduced by electrochemical conversion to formic acid. In a second step, the formic acid is fed into a bioreactor, where formic acid metabolizing microorganisms (formatotrophs) convert the feedstock formic acid into specialty chemicals at very high selectivity.