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Catalysis Surveys from Asia

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 175–184 | Cite as

R&D activities in Japan on methanol synthesis from CO2 and H2

  • Masahiro Saito
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Abstract

Methanol synthesis from CO2 and H2 can be a useful process for conversion and transportation of hydrogen energy derived from non-fossil energies. More than ten research groups in Japan have extensively investigated the methanol synthesis from both academic and practical points of view. Recent R&D activities in Japan for developing high performance catalysts, for elucidating the reaction mechanism and also for operating a bench scale plant have been reviewed in this paper.

methanol synthesis CO2 hydrogenation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiro Saito
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  1. 1.National Institute for Resources and Environment (NIRE)AISTTsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-kenJapan

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