Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Jiangsu Sailboat start up second CRI CO2-to-methanol plant in China
Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Jiangsu Sailboat successfully started up a CO2-to-methanol plant, CRI’s second in China. The Jiangsu Sailboat Methanol plant operates with CRI’s proprietary Emissions-to-Liquids (ETL) technology, transforming waste carbon dioxide and hydrogen gases into sustainable, commercial-grade methanol. (Earlier post.)
The facility is built to recycle 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide sourced from waste streams at the large petrochemical complex each year, significantly reducing emissions that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere.
The plant has the capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of sustainable methanol annually—the second-largest CO2-to-methanol plant in the world. Used primarily to supply their olefins facility, this methanol will be used to produce chemical derivatives, including sustainable plastics and EVA coatings for solar panels. This will reduce the reliance on fossil-based methanol to drive more sustainable value chains and carbon footprint reduction initiatives across various sectors, such as industrial manufacturing and renewable energy.
With the start-up of the Sailboat plant, CRI’s ETL technology portfolio now has the capacity to recycle more than 300,000 tonnes of CO2 annually (direct CO2). This is equivalent to the environmental impact of 15 million trees actively absorbing CO2 over the course of a year.