Tag: methanol

Green Maritime Methanol successfully starts engine on 100% methanol

Green Maritime Methanol successfully starts engine on 100% methanol

April 2, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, within the Green Maritime Methanol project a new milestone has been achieved, the successful start of the engine test program on 100% methanol. New tests are being planned and two important new partners have joined the consortium recently.  In January 2020 Pon Power started its engine testing program with a Caterpillar 3508 […]

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Power-to-fuel project plans 6 commercial-scale carbon neutral fuel facilities by 2030

Power-to-fuel project plans 6 commercial-scale carbon neutral fuel facilities by 2030

March 28, 2020 |

We all need some good news right now so it was welcoming to see the latest newsflash from Liquid Wind about the Expert Consortium uniting for a green Power-to-Fuel project to convert carbon emissions into cost-effective carbon neutral fuel. In today’s Digest, the details on the project, led by Liquid Wind, plans to establish commercial-scale […]

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US-Iran tensions help to push methanol prices higher globally

US-Iran tensions help to push methanol prices higher globally

January 13, 2020 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that US-Iran tensions along with higher prices in the US and Asia are supporting European methanol prices, pushing them to a four-month high to near €225/metric ton compared to below €200/ton heading into the end of 2019. European producers had worried about the possibility of tight margins in 2020 but […]

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India getting closer to methanol blending

India getting closer to methanol blending

December 23, 2019 |

In Indian, the Economic Times newspaper reports that the transport minister is looking to push through legislation that will allow for increased blending of methanol in gasoline to further reduce fossil-based gasoline imports. Already the Indian Oil Corporation is produce a 15% methanol blend. Methanol production costs less than half of what ethanol costs to […]

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Yale researchers convert CO2 and water into methanol with electricity

Yale researchers convert CO2 and water into methanol with electricity

December 4, 2019 |

In New Jersey, Yale researchers developed a catalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into methanol using electricity. It’s a type of catalyst called a heterogeneous molecular electrocatalyst — “heterogeneous” because it’s a solid catalyst material operating in a liquid electrolyte, and “molecular” because the active site of the catalyst is a molecular structure. Researchers […]

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Topsoe selected as licensor for 54,000 tons per day methanol plant

Topsoe selected as licensor for 54,000 tons per day methanol plant

September 7, 2019 |

In Denmark, Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant has chosen Haldor Topsoe technology for a 5,400 tons-per-day methanol plant near Vladivostok in the Eastern part of Russia. Topsoe will provide license, basic engineering, catalysts, and proprietary hardware for the methanol plant which will be based on Topsoe’s two-step reforming technology. Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant is developing the […]

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Azerbaijan’s sole methanol plant continuing to boost production as its supplies regional markets

Azerbaijan’s sole methanol plant continuing to boost production as its supplies regional markets

August 6, 2019 |

In Azerbaijan, Azer News reports that the country’s only methanol producer, SOCAR, plans to produce 350,000 metric tons of the fuel by the end of this year, up from last year’s 230,000 tons. It has produced more than 710,000 tons since commissioning in 2015 and is continuing to increase its production annually. The company has […]

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Haldor Topsoe to build demo plant for CO2-neutral methanol from biogas

Haldor Topsoe to build demo plant for CO2-neutral methanol from biogas

July 20, 2019 |

In New York, Haldor Topsoe will build a 10 kg/hour methanol plant in Denmark to demonstrate the company’s eSMR Methanol technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable methanol from biogas, according to their press release. The eSMR Methanol technology exploits the full carbon potential of biogas by utilizing the 40% CO2 content which is routinely separated […]

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BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce […]

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BASF develops process for climate-friendly methanol

BASF develops process for climate-friendly methanol

May 26, 2019 |

In Germany, with the help of BASF’s OASE gas treatment technology, no carbon dioxide should be emitted during the entire production process. The team has applied to patent a process to produce methanol without any greenhouse gas emissions. If it can be successfully implemented at an industrial scale, the entire production process – from syngas […]

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