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Study identifies technological options for using syngas

By 27 September 2022November 8th, 2022Article

Synthesis gas, known as syngas, may be able to help make Chemelot more sustainable. For future applications within a circular economy, a broad impact analysis of a transition based on syngas routes is required. With this study, Brightsite maps out the possibilities and issues to be investigated in the application of syngas at Chemelot.

We have to pull out all the stops to bring about the transition of energy and raw materials in a timely manner. Syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), has played an important role in the development of Chemelot in the past and may also help to make the site more sustainable in the distant future. (Read more about this in the article “Learning from the past: the sustainable future of syngas“). “There are several questions that we still have to answer regarding possible future syngas production and use at Chemelot. How and when can syngas be made climate neutral? What does this mean for other routes? In what way can syngas play a role at Chemelot? With the study entitled “Syngas production and processing at Chemelot; TRL study and technology comparisons”, Levi Pieroen has laid down a good basis from which to continue.

Levi Pieroen, Chemical Engineer Sitech:

“The scope of the study includes the production of syngas from waste and bio-based raw materials and the conversion of syngas into olefins via three different routes, with the production of olefins via methanol emerging as the best option from the study.”

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Céline Fellay
Program Manager Transition scenarios and system integration

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