Vicat and Hynamics to produce methanol from captured CO2

France: Under a joint project, Vicat’s Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant will host a carbon capture and storage (CCS) installation and methanol plant.

France: Under a joint project, Vicat’s Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant will host a carbon capture and storage (CCS) installation and methanol plant. The joint project is by Vicat and Groupe EDF subsidiary Hynamics known as Hynovi. The project aims to achieve 40% carbon capture at the plant. A 330MW electrolyser will convert captured CO2 to methanol through oxycombustion. Commissioning of the entire system is scheduled for 2025. The partners said that Hynovi may subsequently be taken up by cement plants globally.

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