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Wind power to methanol: Renewable methanol production using electricity, electrolysis of water and CO2 air capture

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  • Bos, M.J.
  • Kersten, S.R.A.
  • Brilman, D.W.F.

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A 100 MW stand-alone wind power to methanol process has been evaluated to determine the capital requirement and power to methanol efficiency. Power available for electrolysis determines the amount of hydrogen produced. The stoichiometric amount of CO2 – required for the methanol synthesis – is produced using direct air capture. Integration of utilities for CO2 air capture, hydrogen production from co-harvested water and methanol synthesis is incorporated and capital costs for all process steps are estimated.

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  • Bos, M.J. & Kersten, S.R.A. & Brilman, D.W.F., 2020. "Wind power to methanol: Renewable methanol production using electricity, electrolysis of water and CO2 air capture," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 264(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:264:y:2020:i:c:s0306261920301847
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114672
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