China: CO2-Based Methanol Production Clariant’s Catalyst to Help China Meet Carbon Neutrality Target

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Clariant's Megamax catalyst will be used for carrying out CO2-based methanol synthesis in China. With this move, the Asian country aims to reach its carbon neutrality target. The catalyst can be applied across a wide range of plant types and technologies.

Related Vendors

Megamax series for CO2-based methanol production.
Megamax series for CO2-based methanol production.
(Source: Clariant)

Munich/Germany – Clariant's Megamax catalyst series for CO2-based methanol production helps China reach its carbon neutrality target. Capturing and converting CO2 emissions is a cornerstone of the technology roadmap for addressing climate change. Synthesizing methanol from CO2 is a particularly valuable approach because methanol forms a building block for thousands of chemical products such as plastics, paints, cosmetics, and fuels — including providing an energy storage carrier for hydrogen.

With the confirmed high energy efficiency and excellent performance, Clariant's Megamax is officially qualified for future use in commercial CO2-based methanol plants.

This product line is designed for methanol producers worldwide and is based on the well-proven copper-zinc-alumina system. The special material composition now outperforms previous generations and benchmarks in carbon efficiency, mechanical stability, and product lifespan.

Clariant's Megamax catalyst successfully passed a qualification test in the Methanol demonstration unit of Air Liquide's Innovation Campus Frankfurt in Germany. The tests demonstrated a high conversion ratio, with a per-pass CO2 conversion rate of up to 30-40 % using H2/CO2 feed. By-product formation was also low and the process achieved high selectivity. Additionally, the catalysts have shown improved stability and low deactivation, permitting an expected long product lifetime.

Subscribe to the newsletter now

Don't Miss out on Our Best Content

By clicking on „Subscribe to Newsletter“ I agree to the processing and use of my data according to the consent form (please expand for details) and accept the Terms of Use. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Unfold for details of your consent