Held between October 11-13 2019, The International Methanol Vehicle and Fuel Applications conference provided a forum to highlight current methanol vehicle developments in China and around the world. Over 600 representatives from China’s automotive industry, officials from local government and state-owned enterprises, professionals from the finance and investor sector, and representatives of the global methanol industry attended the event. The two-day conference featured an extensive exhibition of methanol fueled vehicles, component suppliers, and fueling infrastructure builders.
Presentations from International Speakers Below:
MI Member, CRI’s Benedikt Stefansson, presents on using CO2 and transforming it into methanol for sustainable energy.
Carbon Recycling International (CRI) captures carbon dioxide from industrial emissions and converts carbon dioxide into Renewable Methanol (RM). RM is a clean fuel that can be blended at different levels with gasoline to meet renewable energy directives. The production process captures carbon dioxide and minimizes emissions from energy intensive industries. CRI’s methanol is compatible with existing energy and fuel infrastructure.
Mads Friis Jensen
MI Member,Mads Friis Jensen from Blue World Technologies, presented on methanol fuel cells.
Blue World Technologies, headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, is an advanced developer and manufacturer of Methanol Fuel cell components and systems for use in mobility and automotive applications. The result is Electric vehicles with 1000km range, 3 min refueling using existing infrastructure and zero harmful emissions.
Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou
MI Member, Vasilis Gregoriou from Advent Technologies, focused his presentation on Next-Generation Methanol Fuel Cells for the Automotive Industry .
Advent Technologies develops materials and components for transportation, energy, defense, and sensor applications. Advent materials enable electrochemical cells to work with multiple fuels (nat. gas, methanol, DME), rather than high-purity hydrogen and provide significant advantages for electrification and GHG reduction worldwide. A commercial truck with Advent materials refills in minutes, needs half the Li-ion battery infrastructure, has longer range and lower cost. Benefits in range, refill, cost, and clean operation apply to the APU and Portable Power (drones, defense, security) markets.
MI Member, Dave Edlund from Element 1 (e1), focused on OnBoard Hydrogen Generators for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion.
Element 1 Corp (dba e1) is the global leader in small-scale to medium-scale methanol to H2-generator technology with solutions for both fuel cell stationary power, and fuel cell HD mobility; hydrogen refueling stations (HRS), and on the vehicle hydrogen generators (trucks, trains, and marine vessels). The company maintains world-class product development and testing facilities in Bend, Oregon, United States, with a subsidiary office in Jiaxing, China. e1’s methanol reforming products are scalable, reliable, and affordable; solve the “H2 Challenge” for fuel cell power solutions, and are accelerating the adoption of fuel cell solutions globally.
FEV Group presented on C3 Mobility- CO2 neutral Fuels for future Transportation.
FEV Group focuses on providing automotive engineering for its customers, strengthening its innovation for the transportation industry since its inception in 1978. As the years went by, FEV Group became a global firm, servicing customers in China, Japan and South Korea.
Dor Group from Israel spoke on its solution of using methanol fuel in vehicles for better environment.
Dor Group was established in the early 60’s in Israel, and over the years has been engaged in the manufacturing and trading of chemicals and logistics. Dor Group’s main initiative and major growth driver is the research, development and application of Methanol as clean, safer and competitive fuel alternative.