Malmo, Sweden – Perstorp plans to investigate the potential of producing methanol from CO2 and residual streams at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund. The feasibility study will be partly financed by the Swedish Energy Agency.
Methanol is a significant raw material for Perstorp, and it is used in the production of polyols. The project would have the twin benefits of reducing process-related CO2 emissions, and replace methanol derived from fossil sources.
A feasibility study will evaluate the concept. It will include a new plant, and the integration of raw materials, fuel, energy and residual streams.
‘We have taken on a tough sustainability ambition,’ said Perstorp’s president and CEO, Jan Secher. ‘This methanol project is a development that supports the growing global demand from end consumers and brand owners for more sustainable products and materials.’