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Malaysian company to build $700 million methanol plant in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, Malaysian-company Markmore Sdn Bhd has signed an MOU with Mangystau province to build a $700 million methanol plant in Kuryk. The facility will use the large gas reserves in the Rakushechnoye Field already owned by the company via a local subsidiary. The plant’s completion is expected by 2017.  

May 28, 2014 More

Israel looking strongly at methanol for fuel independence

In Israel, the government’s push for fuel independence is looking strongly a methanol-related technologies, especially those based in syngas. Current trials have cars running on M15 like in China whereas others have gone as high as M70. The government is pushing technology development and commercialization through its Fuel Choices Initiative that has a 10-year budget […]

December 25, 2013 More

Canadian shippers choose MAN methanol engines for carrier project

In Canada, Vancouver-based Waterfront Shipping has confirmed its Methanol Carrier Project for a series of 50,000-dwt methanol carriers, each powered by an MAN B&W ME-LGI main engine running on methanol. The confirmation stems from a Letter of Intent MAN Diesel & Turbo and Waterfront signed in July of this year. MAN Diesel & Turbo officially […]

December 18, 2013 More

Design student wants to convert UK skyscraper into methanol plant

In the UK, a design student at the Royal College of Art wants to transform London’s BT Tower into a pollution collection system that in turn produces methanol from the carbon emissions collected. The proposed system would produce 100 metric tons of methanol annually.  The student wants to see the system replicated across all skyscrapers.

July 3, 2013 More

World Rally Championship to race on gas-ethanol-methanol blend

In the UK, the World Rally Championship is switching its rally cars to run on biofuel beginning with the Acropolis Rally of Greece on May 31. The company who supplies the Ford Fiesta cars for the races, M-Sport, did trial runs on GEM fuel last year. GEM fuel is a blend of gasoline, ethanol and […]

May 20, 2013 More

The lowdown on methanol and dimethyl ester as advanced biofuels

Methanol and DME – intermediates of great interest – can they make it as finished fuels? Robert Rapier gives us the hard data and the bottom line. By: Robert Rapier, Energy Trends Insider In the past few issues of Energy Trends Insider, I looked at some of the companies and the technologies involved in producing […]

September 13, 2012 More

Air Fuel Synthesis demo unit produces methanol fuel

In the UK, Air Fuel Synthesis announced that its demonstration unit fuel reactor has produced methanol fuels from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and also from carbon dioxide and hydrogen. The production of these first liquid hydrocarbon fuels – a real alternative to fossil fuels – completes a critical stage in the development of the AFS […]

April 18, 2012 More

BioMCN signs Vertis, Nordic Green for sales of biomethanol

In the Netherlands, Vertis Environmental Finance and Nordic Green  signed agency agreements with BioMCN for the representation and sales of bio- methanol in Europe. Vertis will exclusively sell BioMCN’s bio-methanol product in Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia. Nordic green has signed for representation and sales of bio-methanol in the Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, […]

December 22, 2011 More

Enerkem, Methanex ink methanol deal for Alberta plant

In Canada, Enerkem has entered into an offtake agreement with Methanex for the sale of methanol to be produced at Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  “The access to Methanex Corporation’s worldwide distribution network coupled with our ability to produce methanol from non-recyclable waste represents a timely opportunity for Enerkem in the development of its […]

September 19, 2011 More

Misinformation keeping methanol out of market: geologist

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 […]

April 13, 2011 | 3 Comments More