Researchers at Luleå University of Technology have managed to find a cost effective way to clean synthesis gas from carbon dioxide by zeolite membranes. With extremely small holes in the membranes, the gas can be purified from CO2 and developed into affordable biofuels such as methanol and BioDME.
“Because our membrane technology is cheaper than conventional technology, we could lower the price of methanol so that we can afford to buy it as a vehicle fuel," says Professor Jonas Hedlund at Luleå University of Technology.
With funding from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SFF) and in close cooperation with the strategic research project Bio4Energy, Jonas Hedlund's research group made a big step in the process of separating CO2 using zeolite membranes. He is one of 13 researchers in the country that received funding from the SFF (approximately 21 million SEK) for materials research of strategic importance for Sweden. The overall picture is to develop biofuels from the pulp and paper industry through "Green Technology". Read more
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