Synhelion and Eni team up to produce low emission fuel using renewable energy

Lugano/Zurich (Switzerland), June 13, 2019

Synhelion, a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), and leading energy company Eni announce the development of a new technology for the production of methanol from carbon dioxide (CO2), water, and methane, in a process that requires high temperatures achieved by harnessing solar energy.

The production of methanol using solar energy is a milestone towards Synhelion’s goal of replacing conventional fuels by CO2-neutral drop-in fuels. Preliminary data show that the project that is being developed with Eni will cut over 50% of emissions released in conventional methanol production.

Synhelion was founded in 2016 and is world leader in the field of solar fuels banking on more than 10 years of cutting-edge research performed at ETHZ and in-house.

The partnership with Eni is the ideal framework to further develop Synhelion’s innovations into an economically viable technology and to achieve a wide adoption in the global fuel market.

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