Additional Resources on European Policy
Fit For 55 Position Paper
In July 2021, the European Commission launched the first tranche of its Fit for 55 packages, a set of legislative proposals to put the EU on track for a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Comprised of thirteen interconnected proposals, Fit for 55 covers climate, land use, energy, transport, and taxation. Our position paper presents a comprehensive breakdown of the Methanol Institute’s views on key elements of the package and provides policy recommendations on behalf of the global methanol sector.
Carbon Footprint of Methanol
The Methanol Institute engaged Amsterdam-based independent consultancy firm studio Gear Up to provide a Lifecycle Carbon Assessment of various methanol production feedstocks and processes based on data supplied by a dozen companies using the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) methodology. MI’s Carbon Footprint of Methanol white paper is the first comprehensive study to provide primary source data on the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of methanol from natural gas, coal, and a wide range of renewable feedstocks.