BASF, the Linde Group and ThyssenKrupp plan to produce syngas from carbon dioxide as part of a sustainable fuels initiative, the companies said July 2.
The companies are developing a two-stage process. In the first step, a high-temperature technology will process natural gas to obtain hydrogen and carbon. The hydrogen is then reacted with large volumes of CO2, also from other industrial processes, to give syngas. A mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, syngas is a key raw material for the chemical industry and is also suitable for producing fuels. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is subsidizing the project within its Technologies for Sustainability and Climate Protection – Chemical Processes and Use of CO2 program.
The project is expected to last three years.
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