Work Package 4 - CO2 Re-use

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Large-scale energy storage and conversion

In recent years the concept of using captured CO2 to make certain chemicals and products, also known as carbon capture and utilisation (CCU), has gained interest as a potential carbon abatement option.

There are a number of processes under development, one of these being the production of methanol-based transportation fuels. By combining captured CO2 with renewable hydrogen – produced through water electrolysis – these fuels can be produced with lower lifecycle carbon emissions than gasoline and diesel.