The CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) has joined forces with AddUp to create the Famergie platform to help energy sector manufacturers develop projects for the production of parts using metal additive manufacturing. The first project resulting from this partnership is a demonstrator
of a methanation exchanger-reactor. This device converts CO2 into methane, which can be used as synthetic fuel. As the methanation reaction occurs at high temperatures and pressure, the design of the exchanger is crucial for the efficiency and control of the entire methane production.