Renewable Methanol

Methanol (CH3OH) is a liquid chemical used in thousands of everyday products, including plastics, paints, cosmetics and fuels. Liquid methanol is made from synthesis gas, a mix of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. These simple ingredients can be sourced from a wide range of feedstocks and using different technology approaches.

 

Renewable methanol is an ultra-low carbon chemical produced from sustainable biomass, often called
bio-methanol, or from carbon dioxide and hydrogen produced from renewable electricity.

 

Compared to conventional fuels, renewable methanol cuts carbon dioxide emissions by up
to 95%, reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80%, and completely eliminates sulfur oxide and
particulate matter emissions.

Renewable Methanol Webinar

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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.

MI Releases Report on Renewable Methanol

Compared to conventional fuels, renewable methanol cuts carbon dioxide emissions by up to 95%, reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80%, and completely eliminates sulfur oxide and particulate matter emissions. The report, prepared for MI by ATA Insights, features case studies on renewable methanol production by Carbon Recycling International (CRI), Enerkem, and BioMCN.

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Renewable Methanol Webinar

We also discuss the report with speakers from CRI, thyssenkrup on a webinar and in addition answer questions from the audience.

The Players

Around the world, leading companies and research organizations are bringing renewable methanol technologies to the marketplace.  Here are some of the “players” leading the renewable methanol revolution.  Below you will find descriptions of these players, web site links, and their latest reports/presentations.  If you want to join this group, contact the Methanol Institute.