BASF in project to turn CO2, excess current into methanol

Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF and bse Engineering Leipzig GMBH have signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom made catalysts for a new chemical-energy storage process, BASF announced 24 Aug.

The process, said the German chemicals major, “will enable economically viable transformation of excess current and off-gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into the chemical energy storage methanol in small-scale, delocalized production units.”

When generating current from renewable energy sources such as in wind or solar power plants, excess current is generated at times when consumers…

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