Additional Resources on European Policy

Low-Carbon Mobility with Renewable Fuels – Affordability and Accessibility of Passengers Cars for EU-Consumers.

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.

Sustainable Biomass Availability in the EU, to 2050.

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.

Crediting System for Renewable Fuels.

Why renewable fuels should be considered in the CO2standards of new cars, vans, and trucks.

2020 Renewable Methanol Webinar

Organized by the Methanol Institute on August 5, 2020, this webinar shares the experiences of companies that are part of the renewable methanol value chain in various regulatory and commercial landscapes.

The “Renewable Methanol: A Carbon-Neutral Fuel” webinar organized by the Methanol Institute took place on August 5, 2020. 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.