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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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Indian policy stuck on methanol blending levels

Indian policy stuck on methanol blending levels

December 1, 2016 |

In India, the issue of methanol blending is stuck while the ministry of petroleum and natural gas sorts out what the right blending level should be. The fuel has been identified as an alternative to expensive fossil fuels that make up the majority of transportation energy in the country. Ethanol blending has been slow to […]

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Enerkem aims for Rottterdam with latest waste-to-methanol plant 

Enerkem aims for Rottterdam with latest waste-to-methanol plant 

October 9, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, a partnership comprised of AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is looking to build its waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter. The new chemical plant will use Enerkem’s innovative technology to convert residual waste […]

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Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

August 18, 2016 |

In California, a team of researchers from Belgium and the U.S. has identified the active site of an iron-containing catalyst that has raised hopes for designing a practically useful catalyst that might make converting methane to methanol a possibility. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their efforts, what they discovered […]

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