This Demo site represents an innovative way to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions and to store the electrical energy throughout the production of an alternative fuel.
The plant, starting from the exhaust flue gases of a fossil fueled power plant, has the capability of capturing the emitted CO2 and converting it into a renewable liquid fuel produced employing the energy surplus on the grid.
In this way, the captured CO2 and the hydrogen, produced by renewable sources, react producing methanol that can be easily stored and utilized as fuel for cars, aircrafts, ships, and also for the energy production in the isolated areas all around the world. Moreover, the methanol can be considered as an effective hydrogen carrier for the fuel cells application.
At the present day, the MefCO2 concept makes possible and available to anyone the renewable energy exploitation also for transportation. Moreover, the process represents an effective mean to reduce the overall CO2 emissions.
Loredana Magistri and Daria Bellotti