Methanol from sunlight and air
We develop a fully automated, modular, air to methanol micro-plant which will be connected directly to a solar panel.
The system is directly coupled to a solar panel and is thus highly dynamic. The system size allows for discontinuous operation (fast heating & cooling possible).
Fast and low cost prototyping is possible because of the system size. After this initial development phase the risks associated with scaling (in numbers) will be low because system size will not increase.
The aim is to develop the micro-plant in such a way that it can be mass manufactured (integration of subsystems). Large production series of the micro-plant will result in lower capital costs.
Reaching scale: numbering up
Scale will be obtained by building solar methanol farms: methanol production facilities consisting of large numbers of micro-plants and solar panels. To illustrate: a 12 MW solar-methanol farm will consist of 40.000 solar panels and 40.000 micro-plants. Because of the modularity solar methanol farms can easily be scaled to any size: numbering up!
We work with young, talented and highly motivated teams to develop the system.