Tag: methanol

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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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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