Tag: methanol

MAN gets methanol engine orders from A.P. Moller – Maersk and Norwegian Cruise Lines

MAN gets methanol engine orders from A.P. Moller – Maersk and Norwegian Cruise Lines

October 20, 2022 |

In Germany, Hyundai’s shipbuilding division (HHI-SBD) has ordered 6 × MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5-LGIM dual-fuel main engines in connection with the construction of 6 × 17,000 teu container vessels for A.P. Moller – Maersk, the Danish integrated logistics company. Hyundai’s engine machinery division (HHI-EMD) will build the engines in Korea, which will be capable of running […]

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Brazilian researchers convert methane into methanol via photo-oxidation

Brazilian researchers convert methane into methanol via photo-oxidation

October 3, 2022 |

In Brazil, a team of researchers has successfully converted methane into methanol using light and scattered transition metals such as copper in a process known as photo-oxidation. The reaction was the best achieved to date for converting methane gas into liquid fuel at ambient temperature and pressure (25 °C and 1 bar, respectively), according to […]

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Fraunhofer ISE demos methanol production from industrial waste gases

Fraunhofer ISE demos methanol production from industrial waste gases

September 28, 2022 |

In Germany, methanol plays an important role for industry as a commodity chemical and is presently considered one of the key energy carriers in the rising hydrogen economy. However, conventional methanol production from coal and natural gas generates large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. With the project “Carbon2Chem®”, partners from industry, research and academia have […]

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Project Air developing sustainable methanol for the chemical industry

Project Air developing sustainable methanol for the chemical industry

July 26, 2022 |

In Sweden, Project Air, a cooperation project with Perstorp, Fortum and Uniper in Sweden, is taking significant next steps in developing sustainable methanol for the chemical industry. The project has been selected for funding by the EU innovation fund.   Project Air aims to move the chemical industry from using fossil raw materials to recycled and […]

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Hexion begins using bio-based methanol for formaldehyde production in Texas

Hexion begins using bio-based methanol for formaldehyde production in Texas

July 18, 2022 |

In Ohio, Hexion Inc. announced that it has begun using bio-based methanol in the production of formaldehyde at its Baytown, Texas, manufacturing site. The formaldehyde is then provided to a key customer that leverages bio-benzene to produce methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), ultimately offering a product with more sustainable attributes through significantly lower air emissions compared […]

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ExxonMobil debuts new e-methanol to jet technology as new route for sustainable jet fuel

ExxonMobil debuts new e-methanol to jet technology as new route for sustainable jet fuel

June 20, 2022 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil has revealed a new process technology to enable the manufacture of sustainable aviation fuel from renewable methanol.  ExxonMobil is focused on growing its lower-emission fuels business by leveraging technology and infrastructure. This expands upon ExxonMobil’s suite of technology solutions that are engineered to manufacture SAF from other biofeeds.  Now, methanol derived from […]

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Auramarine invests in methanol fuel supply units

Auramarine invests in methanol fuel supply units

May 31, 2022 |

In Finland, Auramarine Ltd has invested in the development of one of the industry’s first methanol fuel supply units to meet the demand for methanol as a promising future fuel.  The units are suitable for both two-stroke and four-stroke engines and can be adapted to suit the conversion of existing engines to dual-fuel methanol operation […]

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Moeller-Maersk sees green methanol demand at 6M tons by 2030

Moeller-Maersk sees green methanol demand at 6M tons by 2030

May 30, 2022 |

In Denmark, Ship and Bunker reports Moeller-Maersk believes its green methanol demand for shipping could reach 6 million metric tons per year by the end of the decade. The first of 13 green methanol ships the company has on order will already be delivered in mid-2023. The ships on order will account for 4.6% of […]

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Stockholm University researchers lead study on producing methanol from CO2 with copper-zinc catalyst

Stockholm University researchers lead study on producing methanol from CO2 with copper-zinc catalyst

May 19, 2022 |

In Sweden, international research team led by researchers of Stockholm University has for the first time been able to study the surface of a copper-zinc catalyst when carbon dioxide is reduced to methanol. The results – obtained at DESY´s brilliant light source PETRA III – are published in the scientific journal Science. A better knowledge […]

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GIDARA Energy and Port of Rotterdam announce Advanced Methanol Rotterdam

GIDARA Energy and Port of Rotterdam announce Advanced Methanol Rotterdam

April 20, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, GIDARA Energy and the Port of Rotterdam are pleased to announce GIDARA’s next advanced biofuels facility in The Netherlands: Advanced Methanol Rotterdam. Located in the Port of Rotterdam, the plant will convert non-recyclable waste into advanced methanol. The advanced methanol achieves CO2 emission reductions outlined in the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED […]

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