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Methanol Institute offers suggestions regarding EU REDII triologue negotiations

Methanol Institute offers suggestions regarding EU REDII triologue negotiations

May 1, 2018 |

In Belgium, the Methanol Institute (MI), the trade association representing the global methanol industry this week released a paper providing input for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) trilogue procedure currently underway between the European Council, Parliament and Commission. The Methanol Institute appeals to the negotiating parties to continue to recognize the importance of all […]

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Indian researchers look to bagasse-based methanol for tractor fuel

Indian researchers look to bagasse-based methanol for tractor fuel

March 28, 2018 |

In India, researchers are looking to sugarcane bagasse to produce methanol, rather than ethanol, that could be used to power tractors. Uptake of the technology developed by the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development could reduce tractor fossil fuel imports by 15% and won’t create competition with the alcohol industry as ethanol does. Currently […]

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The rise, rise, rise of bio-methanol for fuels and chemical markets

The rise, rise, rise of bio-methanol for fuels and chemical markets

January 24, 2018 |

We reported last week on the Silva Green Fuels JV between Sweden’s Södra and Norway’s Statkraft, using Steeper Energy technology to produce drop-in advanced biofuels in Norway. And we reported the stunning news this week that Enerkem signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., […]

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NITI Aayog to present plan for methanol policy rollout by year’s end

NITI Aayog to present plan for methanol policy rollout by year’s end

December 22, 2017 |

In India, the National Institution for Transforming India known as NITI Aayog plans to release by year’s end a roadmap to achieve up to 30% reduction in fossil fuel imports through the blending of methanol. The roadmap could be implemented as early as January. The institute believes the government’s forthcoming methanol policy is congruent with […]

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India looks to 15% methanol blending to help offset lack of ethanol

India looks to 15% methanol blending to help offset lack of ethanol

December 12, 2017 |

In India, in light of the difficulty for sugar mills to supply required volumes for the 10% ethanol-blending mandate, Autocar India reports that the government announced last week it would allow up to 15% blending of coal-based methanol in an effort to reduce fuel costs. Depending upon how it’s produced, however, it can have very […]

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Södra to invest $12.5 million to produce biomethanol from forestry waste

Södra to invest $12.5 million to produce biomethanol from forestry waste

September 6, 2017 |

In Sweden, Södra will invest more than $12.5 million in the production of biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest raw material. The project will commence in autumn 2017 and is scheduled to be ready for operation by spring 2019. The aim is to produce 5,000 tonnes of biomethanol per year at the new facility to […]

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Methanol and Bio-economy: Now and the Future

Methanol and Bio-economy: Now and the Future

August 24, 2017 |

By Lorenz Bauer, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Methanol Sources and Uses Methanol and bioeconomies are two of the buzz words of the last decade. They had their origin in the “peak oil” scare and the predicted sky rocketing oil prices. They were further boosted by environmental concerns about pollution and climate change.   […]

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India looking at methanol policy to help reduce fossil fuel imports

India looking at methanol policy to help reduce fossil fuel imports

August 2, 2017 |

In India, the transportation minister has called for a study into China’s methanol vehicle standards in an effort to look at potential in the country for a major shift for both road and water transport. Methanol production could possible be produced domestically from high ash coal with a 5,000 ton per day facility potentially online […]

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Honeywell UOP researchers win plaudits by AICHE for Methanol-to-Olefins process

Honeywell UOP researchers win plaudits by AICHE for Methanol-to-Olefins process

March 19, 2017 |

In Illinois, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Fuels and Petrochemical Division has recognized four Honeywell scientists with the 2016 Industrial Research & Development Award for the development and commercialization of the UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins process. The award recognizes the scientists’ work on the technology that converts methanol from sources such as coal and natural […]

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Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

December 5, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Department of Energy has been monitoring gas stations to make sure they comply with the ethanol-blending mandate and found several locations where methanol is blended into gasoline contrary to the biofuel law. Most of those found to be blending methanol are independent retailers with just a single station. The Independent Philippine […]

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