Converting pollution into renewable methanol and sulfuric acid
03 May 2013
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.