Cost competitive methanol from CO2? - C2V - CO2 to Value In fact - CLIMAX
A recent news item has claimed that its cost of making methanol from recycled carbon dioxide will be comparable to those for making the chemical from natural gas.
This is being done by a JV between Mitsui & Celanese and uses recycled CO2 as a feedstock.
This is indeed good news, and the low cost (if indeed it is proven to be sustainable) could be because of scale of the project - it is expected to consume over 180,000 tons/year of CO2, and an expansion project will increase the methanol capacity at the plant to 1.62m tonnes/year.