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General information

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) is an internationally established, owner-managed company for plant construction, process engineering and comprehensive engineering services.
The CAC Group covers these fields of activity with its two subsidiaries, HUGO PETERSEN GmbH and BIPROTECH Sp. z o. o. Since 1964, 400 employees have been working closely with customers on all tasks, from planning and construction to commissioning complex systems and sub-systems for various markets in Germany and abroad. Open to technology and independence, CAC implements both proprietary and licensor technologies.

For more than 15 years, CAC has also been successful with its patented technology for producing synthetic fuels. The patented technology for synthetic gasoline has been ready for the market for several years. These climate-neutral fuels are important to achieving climate protection targets to save CO2 quickly and effectively.


Important expertise, preparatory work and infrastructure

With the support of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, CAC planned and built Europe’s largest demonstration plant to produce synthetic, climate-neutral petrol more than 15 years ago and brought it to market maturity.
The Chemnitz-based company has developed a process for synthesizing high-octane petrol from synthesis gas (syngas-to-fuel) and methanol. As part of the REF4FU project, CAC is developing a process for processing the high-boiling fraction of the gasoline synthesis through hydrocracking. Particularly noteworthy in the context of this project is the equipment of CAC’s own methanol-to-gasoline pilot plant, which includes all the necessary upstream and downstream sub-systems.
This means that the complete gasoline synthesis process is represented centrally, from feeding in the methanol and recycling unconverted components to distilling the product gasoline.

Expected progress through the project

  • Expansion of knowledge in the field of catalyst development for MtG and MtO oligomerization
  • Targeted analysis of the physicochemical properties of the synthetically produced fuel components and, as a result,
  • their suitability for use/fit as blending components in the refinery network to increase the renewable product share