Methanol can be made from virtually anything that is, or ever was, a plant. This includes common fossil fuels – like natural gas and coal. It can also be used as renewable resources ranging from biomass to landfill gas. Methanol can also be made from wasted CO2 from the atmosphere to generate electricity and technology. With its diversity of production feedstocks and array of applications, it’s no wonder that methanol has been one of the world’s most widely used industrial chemicals since the 1800s.