Tag: methanol

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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A20 new fuel developed by Eni and FCA

A20 new fuel developed by Eni and FCA

April 14, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and FCA teamed up to develop “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content. By harnessing its low carbon content, bio component and high octane number, the new alternative fuel emits up to 3% less in CO2 exhaust emissions quantified […]

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Air Liquide looks to develop methanol plant for Sarawak Petchem

Air Liquide looks to develop methanol plant for Sarawak Petchem

April 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction entered into a partnership with Samsung Engineering, for the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study of a methanol production plant for Sarawak Petchem, a state-owned oil and gas firm established and owned by the State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia. This FEED is a key step that will help […]

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McGill University researchers produce ethanol from methanol using sunlight

McGill University researchers produce ethanol from methanol using sunlight

February 19, 2019 |

In Canada, Science magazine reports that researchers from McGill University have developed a method of producing ethanol from methanol by using sunlight. Using gallium nitride nanowires “spiked” with magnesium as a catalyst, following successful results producing benzene from methane gas using the same technology, they were able to absorb UV rays from sunlight, negatively charging […]

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India set to implement 15% methanol blending policy

India set to implement 15% methanol blending policy

January 21, 2019 |

In India, the transportation minister announced a national 15% methanol blending policy last week following an ongoing research project measuring air quality around the greater New Delhi region when M15 was used. The project has tested air quality after driving 3,000 kilometers on the fuel. The ministry will fund a center of excellence on methanol […]

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India’s plans for methanol held up because they run counter to ethanol mandate

India’s plans for methanol held up because they run counter to ethanol mandate

December 17, 2018 |

In India, the Economic Times of India reports that the push to blend methanol at 15% has been held up by procedural internal delays but there may be more behind the issue because the plan seeks to blend methanol exclusively instead of blending with ethanol as is currently done. There are four domestic methanol producers […]

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SAFCell completes eight-month field trial of remote power system fueled by methanol

SAFCell completes eight-month field trial of remote power system fueled by methanol

December 6, 2018 |

In California, SAFCell, Inc. has completed an eight-month field trial of their remote power system at a Shell Canada well site in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. SAFCell’s system, which runs on industrial methanol, powered a methane emissions sensor from late February until mid-October, thereby demonstrating operability in the field at both low and high ambient […]

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BASF starts producing EU-REDcert-methanol

BASF starts producing EU-REDcert-methanol

November 12, 2018 |

In Germany, BASF has started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. The product name is EU-REDcert-methanol. The company replaces fossil raw materials with second-generation renewable raw materials and uses waste as well as residual materials. As a result, BASF reduces emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases […]

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Singapore port authority to invest in alternative fuel R&D

Singapore port authority to invest in alternative fuel R&D

October 3, 2018 |

In Singapore, the maritime and ports authority has awarded $3.6 million for research into the use of alternative fuels like ethanol and methanol for bunker fuel. The move is part of the agency’s push to comply with the International Marine Organization’s 2050 goals to cut carbon emissions from marine transport by half. The MPA has […]

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India’s largest auto manufacturer looking to develop alternative fuel vehicles

India’s largest auto manufacturer looking to develop alternative fuel vehicles

August 23, 2018 |

In India, ethanol, methanol and bio-CNG are among the alternative fuels that the country’s largest auto manufacturer is looking to use in vehicles under development. Maruti Suzuki India is also looking into electric vehicles jointly with Toyota through its mother company Suzuki. The company says that electric mobility continues to be too expensive for smaller […]

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