Misinformation keeping methanol out of market: geologist

April 13, 2011 |

In Tennessee, energy consultant and petroleum geologist Gerry Calhoun says methanol produced from shale gas is a competitive alternative to ethanol in E15 blends that he claims has lower GHG emissions than ethanol and has no risk of competition with food.

At less than $1 a gallon and with over 200 million miles of blend testing in cars over the past 20 years in California, he claims that what is keeping methanol from the market is misinformation and strong lobbying by those who receive subsidies for ethanol blending and production.

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