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.

MI Releases new 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.

Renewable Methanol

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.