Conversion of bio-genic CO2 into bio-methanol by reaction with hydrogen


  • Recycling of CO2 exhaust gases from industrial parks into valuable products

  • Using efficient (economic and sustainable) CO2-based production technologies

  • Combined process development of electro-chemical CO2-reduction and biocatalysis


  • Electrochemical conversion to Formic acid in an electrolyzer

  • Design of biocatalysts for fine chemical production

  • Integrated process with an electrolyzer and a bioreactor on a laboratory scale

  • Comprehensive life-cycle-analysis (LCA) and a technical-economic evaluation (TEA)


  • Conceptual Design

  • Process Engineering and dimensioning of a Demo plant

  • Techno economic- analysis (TEA)

  • Social, economic and regulatory evaluation

  • Exploitation strategy and -plan

Funding Agency

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich


  • ≈2,3 Mio. € (total)


  • b.fab
  • Plinke
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Dechema
  • Prof-ED
  • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
  • Max Planck Institute of Plant Physiology