Bio-M – Production of bio-methanol from biogenic CO2 sources

Within the project Bio‑M a new flexible and sustainable process for the production of bioethanol from biogenic carbon dioxide and “green“ hydrogen is to be developed and their technical feasibility as well as industrial relevance to be demonstrated.

Advantages lie in the marketing possibilities of methanol as a biogenic platform chemical as well as as energy and hydrogen storage in order to increase the volumetric energy density of hydrogen. The focus of the project is the development and evaluation of stress‑resistant, stable catalysts, which meet the requirements of the real gas compositions as well as a fluctuating mode of operation.

Process parameters are determined theoretically and practically and are used to evaluate the process.

Project information

Project title

Bio-M – Production of bio‑methanol from biogenic CO2 sources


Project duration

October 2015 – June 2017


Project partners

  • bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH (Coordination)
  • InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG
  • Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP


We would like to thank the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project executing organization Jülich (PTJ) as well as the Spitzencluster BioEconomy e. V. for funding the project “Bio‑M“, promotional reference n° 031B0079B.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research.