The EU funded MefCO2 project brings together 9 partners throughout Europe together for one mission

Our project

The EU funded MefCO2 project brings together 9 partners throughout Europe together for one mission: to demonstrate the economic feasibility of valorising captured CO2 by turning it into a versatile platform chemical and renewable fuel such as methanol using hydrogen produced from renewable energy surplus.

MefCO₂ aims to produce green methanol as energy vector from captured CO2 and hydrogen produced using surplus renewable energy. The technology is being designed in a modular intermediate scale, with the aim of being able to adapt it to varying plant sizes and gas composition.

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Horizon 2020

The MefCO2 project is funded by the European Commission within Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.

H2020 aims to drive development in Europe and to create a sustainable economic growth.


The MefCO2 project brings together 9 partners from 7 European countries and different places in the value chain to make MefCO2 a reality. Click on the logotype of our partners for more information.



Coordination, dissemination & exploitation

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National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia


Catalysis and reaction engineering

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe


System integrator

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Cardiff Catalysis Institute


Research in catalyst synthesis

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Carbon Recycling International


CO2 to methanol technology developer

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DIME University of Genova


Thermo-economic analysis and process optimisation

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Hydrogenics Europe


Electrolyser technology developer

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University of Duisburg Essen


University with expertise on CO2 capture technology.

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Electric utility, PCC plant operator and MefCO2 site owner

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement
No 637016.


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