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Title: The Methanol Economy Project

The Methanol Economy Project is based on the concept of replacing fossil fuels with methanol generated either from renewable resources or abundant natural (shale) gas. The full methanol cycle was investigated in this project, from production of methanol through bromination of methane, bireforming of methane to syngas, CO2 capture using supported amines, co-electrolysis of CO2 and water to formate and syngas, decomposition of formate to CO2 and H2, and use of formic acid in a direct formic acid fuel cell. Each of these projects achieved milestones and provided new insights into their respective fields.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1133094
DOE Contract Number:
FE0000435
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 03 NATURAL GAS; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION