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A Clean and Affordable Alternative Marine Fuel

Currently, methanol is being developed and utilized as a marine fuel. Interest in methanol as a ship fuel is growing in response to international regulatory changes and cost advantages relative to other fuels. Methanol is an alternative which is sulphur free, has low emissions; perhaps three to four times cheaper than marine distillate fuel; and has a higher score on the International Martine Organization (IMO) energy efficiency design index (EEDI)than LNG or diesel. Globally, Methanol is already in widespread production (~70 million tons per annum) for a multitude of chemical and energy applications, and is one of the world’s most widely shipped chemicals.

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Below are Various Reports and Presentations About Methanol as a Marine Fuel

Background & Experience from Two Years with Methanol onboard Stena Germanica
2017 Washington Methanol Policy Forum
Per Stefenson

MSc Naval Architect, Marine Standards Advisor – Stena Lines

Methanol - An Ultra Clean Marine Fuel Solution for North America
2017 Washington Methanol Policy Forum
Jason Chesko

Sr. Manager, Global Market Development – Methanex

Methanol as an Alternative Fuel for Smaller Marine Vessels
2017 Washington Methanol Policy Forum
JOANNE ELLIS

Project Manager – SSPA Sweden

The 2-Stroke ME-LGIM: The Dual Fuel Engine Designed for Operation on Methanol
2017 Washington Methanol Policy Forum
Rene Laursen

Promotion Manager – MAN Diesel & Turbo

proFLASH: Methanol Fire Detection and Extinguishment
Franz Evegren

Research Scientist, Fire Safety & Risk Management – SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Methanol as a Marine Fuel
Bengt Ramne

Naval Architect, Managing Director – ScandiNAOS AB

Professor of the Practice – Chalmers University of Technology

Methanol Safe Handling and Safe Berthing Technical Bulletin
Prepared for MI by Distribution Consulting Services, Inc.

The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to point out best practices and to suggest changes in the way methanol is handled. Methanol has a great future both as a chemical and as a fuel. However, to ensure the successful marketing of this product, it must be carried both efficiently and safely.

LeanShips Project
PROF. SEBASTIAN VERHELST

Associate Professor of Internal Combustion Engines, Ghent University