In 1923, BASF employees celebrated the first commercial methanol production based on coal in Leuna, Germany.
Now, in the same location 100 years later, we write the next chapter of the methanol story.
In Leuna we are joining forces with renowned research partners to build the world's first industrial-grade pilot-plant for cost-efficient green methanol production – based on our disruptive technology.
With the Leuna100 pilot-plant, we are proving and improving the groundbreaking C1 catalysis and our C1 reactor to validate it's potential to significantly lower the green premium through ultra-efficient homogenic catalysis.
Green methanol is a strategic cornerstone of a fossil-free economy. That is why the German Federal Ministry of Transportation has funded "Leuna100" with 10,4 Mio €.