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Rheticus II Project

  • Project Description

    The goal is to develop an efficient and powerful test plant that will use carbon dioxide (CO2) and water as well as electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to produce specialty chemicals. In a first step, carbon dioxide and water are converted into carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen in electrolyzers with the aid of electricity. Special microorganisms then convert the CO in the gases synthesized in this way into chemicals or fuels

    Poroject Lead: Evonik industries

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Germany

    City/Town: Marl

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: - 2021-01-01

    Project Status: Ongoing

    Project Budget: 3500000.0 €

    Funding source: BMBF

  • Technological Information


    - CCU (Power-to-X)

    CO2 Source: Power plant, biogas

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Electrochemical conversion

    End TRL: 6

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Butanol, hexanol

  • Partners

    - Siemens

    - Evonik