Green hydrogen is currently in high demand. In public debates it is usually considered a solution to the storage problem of green electricity. However, the many proposals and activities do not yet result in a consistent and economically feasible strategy. We would like to change this.
The starting point is to generate large quantities of green electricity at low cost. This is only possible in Earth’s sun deserts and coasts, using solar and wind energy. Be it in Africa, the Arab world, China, South America or Southern Europe, for example in Greece.
Put simply, the production chain of carbon neutral fuels looks like this: Large amounts of solar power are generated in the desert. Using this electricity, hydrogen is produced by electrolysis. By adding CO2, for example, “green” methanol is obtained and in further steps liquid and carbon neutral fuels are produced. The carbon is recycled and becomes a valuable economic good. The more loops are connected in succession (multiple recycling), the lower the emissions. Via Nature-based Solutions, the remaining emissions are offset and removed from the atmosphere.
Green methanol basics
Green methanol basics

Concept Papers


Radermacher, Franz Josef

Initiative for Green Hydrogen, Methanol and CO2-Recycling Presentation


Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: english, Konzept, Methanol, Wasserstoff

Radermacher, Franz Josef

Global Energy Solutions e.V.: Informationen zu Gründung, Struktur und Inhalten Miscellaneous

Präsentation, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Konzept, Methanol, Wasserstoff

Radermacher, Franz Josef

Doppelt grünes Methanol Miscellaneous

Diskussionspapier, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Kompensation, Konzept, Methanol


von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich

Brutally short summary of Franz Josef Radermacher’s proposal for a “Methanol Economy” or “Desertec 2.0” Miscellaneous

Zusammenfassung, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Konzept, Methanol, Wasserstoff

Radermacher, Franz Josef

Klimawandel und Klimaschutz – Methanol hilft! Journal Article

In: KPMG Audit Committee Quarterly, I/2019 , 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima, Klima, Konzept, Methanol

Radermacher, Franz Josef

Die internationale Energie- und Klimakrise überwinden: Methanolökonomie und Bodenverbesserung schließen den Kohlenstoffzyklus Miscellaneous

Diskussionspapier, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Konzept, Methanol