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  • Project Description

    Under the Australian-German cooperation initiative HyGate, the SolarMethanol porject intends to integrate several innovative low emission technologies to deliver renewable power and process heat, green hydrogen, CO2 capture and methanol synthesis to develop the domestic methanol production in Australia and potential export in Germany and other global markets..

    Poroject Lead: Vast Solar (AU), Fichtner GmbH (DE)

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Oceania

    Country: Australia

    City/Town: Augusta

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2023-01-27 -

    Project Status: Upcoming

    Project Budget: 25800000.0 €

    Funding source: ARENA (AU) + BMBF (DE)

  • Technological Information


    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Cement and lime industry

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (Point sources) and Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Catalytic conversion

    Facility stage: Planning

    End TRL: 8

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization: 15000 tCO2/a captured; 10 MW electrolysis

    Production Volume: 7500 t/a methanol

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Chemicals, Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Methanol

  • Partners


    - DLR

    - bse Methanol GmbH

    - Fichtner GmbH

    - LEILAC

    - Adbri

    - CALIX

    - Vast Solar