German company wins Climate CoLab contest of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Boston
willpower-energy makes it possible to transform atmospheric CO2 into fuel and to store energy - in your own home for your own home
The company from Rostock convinced the jury and voters in the final round with their system in the category buildings. With the help of heated enzymes, carbon dioxide from the air, water and green electricity they produce methanol. This can be used as a long-lasting energy storage. As such, methanol is a serious and, above all, climate-friendly competitor to fossil fuels such as coal, oil or gas. The aim is to replace centralized supplied fossil fuels used for heating.
Core topics are solutions for future mobility, sector coupling, car sharing and intermodal mobility. It is the world’s first residential power-to-liquid and CO2 usage system. The benefit for households is, that they can produce their own fuel just by using the surrounding resources such as CO2, water, and electricity. The main idea is ab internationally patent-protected electro-biocatalytical process technology that converts atmospheric CO2 into methanol. This can be stored locally an used for the household heating system. The technology is used from the European Space Agency (ESA). It is a small scale power-to-liquid system that runs in non-industrial / residential applications.
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Silvia Kohlmann, Contact point enviMV