Conventional production of synthetic fuels uses high temperature and high pressure thermochemical processes, which are capital and fossil energy intensive. Coal and gas, mostly mined in remote areas, must be transported over long distances. Conventional production increases carbon dioxide emissions, and, at a small scale, these processes are not economical.
Carbon Recycling International has developed Emissions-to-Liquids (ETL) technology that enables cost-effective conversion of renewable energy to liquid fuel on small scale. Energy can be used from any renewable source, including geothermal, hydro, wind, or solar. ETL consists of a system of electrolytic cracking and catalytic synthesis, leading to a low pressure and low temperature electrochemical production process.
Implementation of CRI's ETL technology to produce Renewable Methanol can be done in phases and in a modular construction approach. The process is free of carbon dioxide emissions.
CRI's technology is practical for energy storage, fuel transport and carbon dioxide reduction.