Resource Efficiency by Carbon Recycling


Carbon Recycling International (CRI) is the world leader in power to methanol technology. We produce renewable methanol from carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and electricity for energy storage, fuel applications, and efficiency enhancement. We are a technology provider to the power generation and industrial production industries. Our solutions are environmentally friendly and do not impact the food chain or land use.

The invention and innovation in our power to methanol technology, Emission to Liquid (TM), includes the direct synthesis of carbon dioxide to methanol; the application development of large scale water electrolyzers, purification of industrial flue gases; process design for zero emissions of CO2 in the production cycle; and factory based construction for fast and safe deployment. 

Methanol is a global commodity. It can be used as a transport fuel and as a chemical feedstock for many common building blocks for basic materials. It is vital to modern life.

CEO of CRI invited to present at business summit on global climate change action

KC Tran, CEO and co-founder of Carbon Recycling International (CRI) has been invited to address the Business & Climate Summit, which will be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris May 20-21, 2015. The summit is organised to take place 200 days before the much-anticipated UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), in Paris November 30 - December 11 2015, where world leaders are expected to reach the first universal and legally binding climate agreement for all major emitters.


Expansion of Carbon Recycling International environmentally friendly fuel plant celebrated

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) celebrated the expansion of the company's renewable methanol plant in Svartsengi, Iceland, in a ceremony on Thursday April 16, with a large number domestic and foreign guests. Speakers at the event included Mr. Illugi Gunnarsson, Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Robert Cushman Barber US Ambassador to Iceland and Mr. Wolfgang Benesch, Head of Energy Technologies, from the German power company Steag.


MHPSE and CRI Offer Power-To-Methanol Solutions to Increase Flexibility and Sustainability of Power and Process Industry

Carbon Recycling International (CRI), a pioneer in power-to-methanol technology, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE), a market and technology leader in the design and construction of thermal power plants, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver power-to-methanol solutions to increase operation efficiency of coal power and chemical plants. Methanol is in high demand as a basic chemical and fuel for transport. Power-to-methanol is a viable technology for large-scale storage of wind and solar power.


Carbon Recycling International´s Capacity Expansion Plan Approved by Iceland Planning Agency

Carbon Recycling International's (CRI) methanol production plant in Svartsengi will increase in capacity by three fold in a few weeks, reports the National Broadcasting Service (RUV). The State Planning Agency has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment and greenlighted commissioning of the plant.


Carbon Recycling International Partners with EU Firms for Power to Fuel Development

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE) recently issued a press release announcing a project involving integration of carbon capture from a coal power plant and CRI's Emission-to-Liquids technology. MHPSE is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. MHPSE designs and constructs fossil-fired power plants, supplying key components such as utility steam generators, environmental engineering equipment, turbines and pulverizers. The MHPSE group and its predecessors, including Hitachi Power Europe and Deutsche Babcock designed and constructed many of the largest thermal power plants in Europe.


Carbon Recycling International plays key role in success of power-to-fuel technology

German newspaper Zeitung fur kommunale Wirtschaft reports on the key role of Carbon Recycling International (CRI) in the recently announced collaboration with industrial and academic partners to implement Emission-to-Liquids technology at the Lünen power-plant, operated by German utility and power technology company Steag.


Carbon Recycling International implements power-to-fuel technology in Germany

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) will collaborate with industrial partners from Germany, Spain and Belgium to implement its Emissions-to-Liquids technology in an innovative renewable fuel production plant, recycling carbon-dioxide emissions from a coal-fired power plant in Germany. The project has a budget of 11 million Euros and is partially funded by a grant from the EU Horizon2020 research program.

This represents a milestone for CRI in deploying its technology solutions into Europe, which include future sales of equipment and services for end-to-end power-to-fuels technology solutions.


Examine the feasibility of fuel and chemical production from Hellisheidi Power Plant emissions

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Our Nature (ON), a subsidiary of Reykjavik Energy (OR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the feasiblity of production of renewable methanol and sulfuric acid from hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide emissions from Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant.


CRI and HS Orka sign new Power Purchase agreement

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and HS Orka have signed a new and expanded Power Purchase agreement. HS Orka guarantees availability of sufficient power for CRI's expanded fuel production plant, which is located next to HS Orka's geothermal power plant in Svartsengi, Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula.