Methanol is a globally available fuel, in over 100 ports worldwide, and among the lowest emission fuels for marine engines.  Methanol is already making an impact in ports and on the high seas, powering tankers, ferries, pilot boats and more.
Methanol requires only minor modifications to current bunkering infrastructure and works with existing engine technologies as a drop-in or a dual-fuel. Methanol complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations, and provides a pathway for vessel owners and operators to reach IMO2030 and IMO2050 CO2 reduction goals.

Methanol: An Emerging Marine Fuel

Methanol Emerging Marine Fuel Presentation- cover photo
Methanol is a simple, safe liquid fuel, miscible in water, and is plentiful, available globally, price competitive to MGO. It works with existing engine technologies as a drop-in or a dual fuel. It also complies with IMO2020 providing a pathway to IMO 2030 and 2050. It requires only minor modifications to current bunkering infrastructure. Read the presentation to see more benefits of using methanol as a marine fuel. 

Introduction to Methanol Bunkering Guide

In collaboration with the Methanol Institute, Lloyd’s Register developed a technical document on methanol bunkering; giving a brief introduction to methanol as a marine fuel, the definitions and terms used and an outline of the Checklists and their intended manner of application together with the six Checklist Packs each containing the three user relevant Checklists, covering the three phases as outlined above, plus the relevant Supplier/Ship checklist.

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