Using CO2 to boost methanol production in existing facilities - 4PM London

Sponsored by: Haldor Topsoe

Focused on:

  • Co2
  • Methanol

Date: 23 May


Time: 4PM London / 11AM New York

Use of CO2 in methanol production is a profitable way to boost productivity, increase efficiency and minimize carbon footprint

In the coming years a number of new large scale methanol facilities will come onstream in the Middle East area. These plants will feature the most energy efficient process layouts available and will therefore have a competitive edge compared to the existing facilities in the area. Especially plants where the synthesis gas is being produced using tubular reformers – 1 step reforming, will have a disadvantages.

One way to improve the economics of these plants is to use CO2 as a supplement raw material for the methanol production. CO2 addition can improve the module of the synthesis gas so a more efficient production can be achieved with a relatively few modifications to the existing plant and hence with a modest investment.

Depending on the plant layout and the local conditions there are a number of process revamp options available to include the CO2 as feedstock and these will be discussed at the webinar with experiences from industrial units and studies carried out.

After this Webinar you will realize that methanol producers have the luxury of being able to reduce their carbon footprint and at the same time boost production significantly with a very short payback time.

Presented by

Per Juul Dahl,

Technology Development Director

Per Juul Dahl is responsible for the development of Topsøe’s technologies within Ammonia, Methanol, Hydrogen and Syngas. He has a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Denmark. He started as Process Engineer at Topsøe back in 1982 and has progressed through the posts as Project Manager, Project Director, Technology Supervisor and now Technology Development Director. Per has presented a number of papers on different technologies for methanol production at international conferences.

Key Learning Objectives

  • How to use CO2 to boost methanol production
  • Understand process layouts to increase efficiency of methanol production
  • Minimize carbon footprint of existing methanol plants
  • Typical pay back time for revamping methanol plant to use CO2
  • Topsoe methanol solutions


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