CRI offers a standard Emissions-to-Liquids (ETL) plant design with nominal 50,000-100.000 ton/yr methanol production capacity. The standard design can also be adapted to larger or smaller scale, depending on client requirements. Together with clients we identify opportunities, we perform preliminary or detailed feasibility studies, engineer, build, commission and operate methanol production plants based on our Emissions-to-Liquids platform.
CRI provides the system on a turn-key basis, including all major systems such as electrolysis or hydrogen capture (PSA), carbon capture, compression, catalysis and distillation. The systems are built under CRI’s supervision, with all engineering, system integration and commissioning provided by CRI. CRI provides software for the control and automation of the plant, trains operators and implements safety and maintenance systems. The client retains a license for the operation of the plant and CRI also provides a long term service contract.
CRI provides all required equipment, including electrolyzers, compressors, CO2 purification systems, reactors, distillation columns and storage tanks. The majority of the equipment will be delivered as pre-commissioned and prefabricated skids with piping and connections. CRI has partnered with world class companies with technologies and manufacturing capabilities in the power and chemical industries who will provide complementary technical and equipment service
The ETL technology can be used in two main types of projects. When renewable sources of electricity are available, we provide equipment which produces hydrogen from water and converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into renewable methanol. When gas rich in hydrogen is available, such as from chlor-alkali production, or coking-gas from steel manufacturing, we can provide equipment which produces low carbon intensity methanol with the same method, but substitutes hydrogen production with hydrogen capture and purification. Under normal circumstances a carbon capture system is included in the scope of the methanol plant, unless a pure stream of CO2 is already available.