Today, methanol is typically produced on an industrial scale using natural gas as the principal feedstock. A world-scale methanol plant produces 5,000 metric tons per day – 600 million gallons/2.3 billion liters per year – by reforming natural gas with steam and then putting the resulting synthesis gas through conversion into liquid methanol. But this simplest alcohol can be made from many more feedstocks, including coal, biomass, municipal solid waste, biogas, waste CO2, and even renewable electricity. Methanol production offers a “future proof” transition to sustainable fuels and chemicals.
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