Methanol Policy Forum 2012 - Washington, D.C.
Session 1: Methanol Markets
The first panel of the Methanol Policy Forum conference was focused on methanol markets and the global impact that this clean burning fuel has around the world. Methanol is made all around the world, and is utilized in almost every country in one form or another - whether that is through chemicals and plastics, in wastewater denitrification, or as a sustainable choice for transportation. The panel featured experts and industry veeterans discussing the curent marketplace and offering an outlook for the future.
This panel included (click on panelist's name to view their presentation):
- Moderator: Greg Dolan, Acting CEO, Methanol Institute
- Daniel Cohn, Senior Research Scientist, Head of Plasma Technology Division, MIT
- Mark Berggren, Managing Director, Methanol Market Services Asia (On behalf of Jim Jordan)
- Mike Herz, Vice President Marketing and Logistics, Methanex
- Eyal Aronoff, Co-Founder, Fuel Freedom Foundation
In advance of the conference, we also made available a number of resources to help inform attendees to promotoe more robust discussions wth our panels. We also wanted to make those materials available to you here.In advance of the conference
Methanol Markets - The first panel of the day was focused on general information about methanol markets - where is it being made, in what quantities, how does its cost compare to other energy sources? The group of experts assembled explored some of these topics with the audience, and offered a broad overview of the factors that are driving the methanol market globally and in the United States specifically.
Some resources that you may find informative on this topic include: