Sunfire, a leading global cleantech company*, has signed a cooperation agreement with the French major energy company Total SA. The german company will provide a megawatt-scale high temperature electrolyser (HyLink 200 system) for use in industrial environments as part of the E-CO2MET research and development project. Sunfire will also be responsible for the integration at the site as well as the operation and maintenance of the electrolyser, which will be the first step for the industrial-scale production of synthetic methanol from renewables and industrial concentrated CO2 from the Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH, in Leuna.

“Total is delighted to develop efficient technologies to re-use CO2 to chemicals, materials and fuels. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage is going to play an essential role in achieving carbon neutrality without curbing economic and social growth,” said Marie-Noelle Semeria, Senior Vice President, Group Chief Technology Officer at Total.

“With the transformation into renewable gases and fuels and the use of existing infrastructures, we can make the transport sector and the chemical industry climate-neutral”, says Nils adag, managing director from Sunfire.

*Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, the venture capital arm of Total SA, has been a minority equity shareholder in Sunfire since 2014.