Methanol Industry Conferences MI Attended
The “Renewable Methanol: A Carbon-Neutral Fuel” webinar organized by the Methanol Institute took place on August 5, 2020, at 1500HRS (CET). The webinar is organized with the support of presenting companies Clariant, Haldor Topsoe, bseEngineering, and Ørsted.The global transition towards climate mitigation and greater sustainability has inspired a concerted effort from government, business, and society to find viable solutions to lower greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Climate Agreement.
This transition has led to renewable methanol gaining traction as a carbon-neutral solution for multiple industries. The benefits of renewable methanol are manifold. The production of renewable methanol relies on off-taking CO2 from industrial emitters which allows them to reduce their emissions while moving towards carbon-neutrality. Renewable methanol can then be utilized as a carbon-neutral fuel for multiple applications such as land and marine transport vessels to help them reach their own emission reduction goals.
The webinar shares the experiences of companies that are part of the renewable methanol value chain in various regulatory and commercial landscapes. The companies will also shed light on what they believe is the future of this sustainable solution as global industries move towards limiting their impact on their operating environments and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Methanol Institute held a second webinar on June 30, 2020 featuring Blue World Technologies, Palcan Energy, Element 1, and Roland Gumpert. This webinar aims to share more information on one of those technological solutions – methanol fuel cells. The presenters touch on the novel solutions their companies have developed with fuel cells utilizing methanol as a fuel or hydrogen carrier.
The “Why Bio-methanol?” webinar is organized by the Methanol Institute in partnership with Södra and NextChem. Circular processes have been identified as instrumental in extending value chains by increasing the utility of what would normally be considered waste or byproducts. Bio-methanol is a clean and sustainable fuel that can be produced from a variety of feedstocks such as municipal solid waste (MSW), agricultural waste, and forestry residues. The production of bio-methanol offers a solution for the diversification of waste management by diverting waste from landfills and incinerators into the production of a higher-valued clean petrochemical that can also be used as a fuel. This webinar aims to share the experience of 2 companies that produce bio-methanol in their own regulatory and commercial landscapes in Sweden and Italy.
MI’s COO Chris Chatterton presented at the World Maritime Conference, held between October 20-22nd in Shanghai, China.
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. It brought together over 600 representatives from the automotive industry in China, and featured international speakers.
MI’s Chief Europe Representative, Eelco Dekker, gave a presentation at 14th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit on October 9. He spoke on carbon capture utilization and its role in methanol production and use.
Gregory Dolan presented at IHS World Methanol Conference in Berlin on October 5, 2019.
MI’s Tim Chan spoke at Salalah’s Methanol Applications for Sustainability Seminar where he highlighted methanol’s potential in combating CO2 emissions in various markets such as automotive and shipping.
MI consultant, Peter Hinchliffe, attended Lloyd’s Register Future Fuels Workshop on September 12, 2019 in which he presented on methanol’s course to low carbon pathways.
Chris Chatterton attended International Tanker Technical Forum in Singapore on September 12, 2019. He presented on Methanol as a vessel fuel and energy carrier.
At Argus Methanol Forum on September 10, 2019, Gregory Dolan celebrated MI’s 30th anniversary with founder/past president Ray Lewis, talking about MI’s start and its evolution since 1989.
Chris Chatterton, MI’s COO based in Singapore,attended CAAEFA Annual Conference in China. He presented on Methanol as a Fuel for Transportation at the conference.
Chris Chatterton, MI’s COO based in Singapore, presented at 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia on September 3 on methanol’s potential use in shipping. He presented it in Singapore.
Chris Chatterton, MI’s COO based in Singapore, presented the competitiveness of methanol as a marine fuel on a panel at Fueling the Maritime Sector: IMO 2020 & Beyond, in New Delhi, India, on July 23rd.
MI’s Tim Chan spoke on methanol fuel blending at Enmore 14th International MeOH Week on July 9 in Nanjing China.
MI’s COO Chris Chatterton spoke at 9th Russia & CIS Oil & Gas Executive Summit in Russia on June 19th about Monetizing Gas through Methanol.