Welcome to the
METHASOL project website
METHASOL is a research and innovation project funded by the European union under the Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to produce methanol through a sustainable and cost-effective CO2 conversion using nothing more than light.
Start - July 2021 End - December 2024
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SO WHY METHANOL?
Methanol is an appealing energy vector, with attractive volumetric and gravimetric energy values, storable in liquid phase at ambient conditions of pressure and temperature, and that can be used as fuel directly or converted into chemicals or gasoline. However, its production lacks a sustainable route. Thus, the METHASOL project aims to produce methanol through a sustainable and cost-effective process based on the selective visible light driven gas phase CO2 reduction, with a solar to methanol energy conversion efficiency of 5%.