I produced a study that drew on the data published online by CRI and others to estimate the energy efficiency and cost of such renewable methanol. I also estimated the maximum volume of such methanol that could be produced in Iceland from the available renewable power and carbon dioxide sources.
2010-05-03 The CRI Renewable Methanol Process and Potential
The Icelandic company Carbon Recycling International has developed a process for synthesising methanol from renewable sources. The feedstocks are hydrogen produced by the electrolysis of water with geothermal and hydro electricity and carbon dioxide captured from geothermal hot water boreholes.