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Geely Holding to invest $45.5 million in methanol as route to EU and China

Geely Holding to invest $45.5 million in methanol as route to EU and China

July 7, 2015 |

In Iceland, Geely Holding Group will invest $45.5 million in Iceland’s Carbon Recycling International Inc. in an effort to further speed up its methanol technology, allowing it to introduce methanol as a transportation fuel for cars in China and Europe. Greely owns Volvo Cars.

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NIST researchers see platinum catalysts as key for methanol use in fuel cell

NIST researchers see platinum catalysts as key for methanol use in fuel cell

June 18, 2015 |

In Colorado, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum “nano-raspberries”—microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the precious metal. The berry-like shape is significant because it has a high surface area, which is helpful in the design of catalysts. Even better news for industrial […]

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Southern Chemical may invest $40 million in methanol storage in Ecuador

Southern Chemical may invest $40 million in methanol storage in Ecuador

May 6, 2015 |

In Ecuador, Southern Chemical Corporation may invest more than $40 million to build between six and eight 5,000 ton methanol storage tanks at its LPG terminal in Monteverde-Chorrillo on the expectation that the government will add methanol blending to its existing ethanol blending. The company also believes the terminal could act as a regional hub […]

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Kettering University researchers use supercritical methanol to boost biodiesel yields

Kettering University researchers use supercritical methanol to boost biodiesel yields

May 5, 2015 |

In Michigan, with support from the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at Kettering University, is attempting to speed up the process of making biodiesel – a renewable fuel that is made using predominantly soybean oil in the United States, but can be made from animal fats and other […]

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VERBIO commissions EU-funded straw-to-methanol plant on time

VERBIO commissions EU-funded straw-to-methanol plant on time

April 27, 2015 |

In Germany, VERBIO successfully commissioned another major production site for the production of biomethane at Schwedt/Oder. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100 percent straw. The development of this innovative technology at the Schwedt/Oder location is supported by the European Union’s NER 300 subsidy project, providing funding of up to […]

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Maverick announces its Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid methanol plant

Maverick announces its Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid methanol plant

March 1, 2015 |

Elsewhere in the Digest today, we highlight the food waste crisis. Here we highlight an interesting solution to the problem of organic waste. In North Carolina, Maverick Synfuels announced the availability of the Maverick Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid methanol plant product line. These plants convert biogas from sources such as anaerobic digesters and landfills into higher […]

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Maverick Synfuels introduces small-scale modular methane-to-methanol

Maverick Synfuels introduces small-scale modular methane-to-methanol

September 25, 2014 |

In North Carolina, Maverick Synfuels has introduced the first small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be co-located at the methane source. The trademarked Maverick Oasis system allows producers to monetize biogas and natural gas (including associated or flare gas, and stranded gas reserves), as an alternative to producing electricity or venting destructive greenhouse gases […]

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Kelley Green Biofuels demos innovative methanol-recovery method in biodiesel production

Kelley Green Biofuels demos innovative methanol-recovery method in biodiesel production

August 28, 2014 |

In North Carolina, Kelley Green Biofuels presented an innovative approach to biodiesel production and methanol recovery at the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference this month in Pittsboro. With the technology, the company’s biodiesel exits the reactor containing 4-6% methanol by volume, at which point the fuel is sent through a flash drum which recovers up to […]

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ABATEC introduces glycerol-to-methanol add-on for biodiesel plants

ABATEC introduces glycerol-to-methanol add-on for biodiesel plants

August 13, 2014 |

In Argentina, ABATEC SA introduces the BD4-MG system, to manufacture Methanol from raw Glycerol, an innovative way for adding value to the glycerol produced in the biodiesel plants. The SAVOIA BD4-MG system is a simple and safe process to treat 1000 L/day (250 gal/d) of glycerol, for getting around 35% of dry methanol, 25% FFA […]

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Malaysian company to build $700 million methanol plant in Kazakhstan

Malaysian company to build $700 million methanol plant in Kazakhstan

May 28, 2014 |

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.  

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