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.

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.


Methanex and Carbon Recycling International sign landmark Investment Agreement for Advanced Renewable fuel production

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, JULY 30, 2013 - Methanex Corporation (TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH) announced today an initial $5 million investment in Carbon Recycling International (CRI), a privately held company with headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland. Methanex will also evaluate further investments to support CRI's growth. CRI operates the world's first renewable methanol plant in Iceland which utilizes its emissions-to-liquids (ETL) technology, converting renewable energy and recycled CO2 emissions to renewable methanol. As a result of this investment, Methanex will become one of the key shareholders of CRI, with Board representation.


Converting pollution into renewable methanol and sulfuric acid

Morgunbladid May 3

• Proposal for production of methanol and sulfuric acid at Hellisheidi
• Hydrogen sulfide pollution would be mitigated

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) has presented Reykjavik Energy (Orkuveita Reykjavikur) with a proposal for plants to produce revenue from carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide emissions from the Hellisheidi power plant. The estimated export revenue for the production materials, methanol and sulfuric acid, would be about four billion ISK per year and investment in the production plant about 6-7 IS per year. The company operates a methanol plant at Svartsengi and the same technology would be used for production at Hellisheidi. The method for sulfuric acid production is based on technology already in use internationally.


Iceland Innovates Fuel Breakthrough

In what may be the ultimate green fuel breakthrough this decade, Iceland's innovative clean tech company, Carbon Recycling International (CRI), has just shipped its first tanker of alternative fuel bound for the Netherlands.