Methanol-fueled vessels are on the water today, and more are on the way. The Methanol Institute tracks global methanol vessel announcements, which are highlighted here.
As you will see here, there is a broad range of methanol-fueled vessels including pilot boats, tug/push boats, ferries, cruise ships, superyachts, crew transfer vessels, lift and multi-purpose ships. We also see more methanol-compatible engines from the major OEMs, vessel designs, and class society approvals.
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Methanol: An Emerging Marine Fuel
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.