Nouryon and Gasunie are in the process of investigating the possible conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen using a 20-megawatt water electrolysis unit in Delfzijl, Netherlands. BioMCN will combine hydrogen from the intended facility, a final decision on which is expected later in 2019, with CO2 from other processes to produce renewable methanol.
‘This partnership is an important step towards a circular economy,’ said BioMCN managing director Søren Jacobsen. ‘Thanks to the supply of green hydrogen, we can replace natural gas as a feedstock and recycle carbon emissions to produce new raw materials and fuels, effectively turning CO2 emissions into carbon savings and helping the Netherlands meet its carbon reduction goals.’
The renewable methanol will be used as a raw material for bio-fuels and a variety of chemical feedstocks.