Major milestone reached at “world’s first” commercial CO2-to-methanol plant


The complete process design package for a first-of-its-kind 110,000 tonnes per year CO2-to-methanol plant has been delivered to the site location in Anyang, China.

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) this month confirmed the delivery and stated that ground preparations and foundation work is currently underway.

Once operational, the plant will recycle over 160,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, equal to those emitted by 1.3 million airline passengers traveling between Beijing and Shanghai.

Despite challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the project is on schedule with commissioning and start of methanol production expected before the end of this year.

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