Tag: methanol

Japanese cow manure-to-methanol pilot plant to become reality

Japanese cow manure-to-methanol pilot plant to become reality

February 22, 2021 |

In Japan, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports technology developed by a researcher at Osaka University will be used to produce methanol and formic acid from the manure of 10,000 dairy cows in Hokkaido prefecture. The test facility, which could be online in two years, is expected to power much of the host city’s industrial power […]

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Using CO2 and water to create renewable ‘green’ methanol

Using CO2 and water to create renewable ‘green’ methanol

November 29, 2020 |

In Germany, chemists and engineers at Ruhr University Bochum and Creative Quantum are developing a chemical factory the size of a container that produces methanol from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energies in a highly efficient manner. In a few years, small and medium-sized companies as well as regional suppliers should be able to produce […]

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Haldor Topsoe joins hydrogen and CO2 to methanol and jet fuel project in Denmark

Haldor Topsoe joins hydrogen and CO2 to methanol and jet fuel project in Denmark

August 30, 2020 |

In Denmark, Haldor Topsoe joined a project that aims to develop a ground-breaking hydrogen and sustainable fuel facility based on electrolysis in Denmark. The project is expected to be executed by 2030 in three stages, achieving the capacity of 10 megawatts (MW) in 2023, 250 MW in 2027, and 1,3 GW in 2030 respectively. The […]

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India’s transportation minister calls for renewable energy transition for public transport

India’s transportation minister calls for renewable energy transition for public transport

August 25, 2020 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports the transportation minister is calling for public transportation to switch to renewable fuels such as ethanol, methanol and bio-CNG in addition to electric. He said the organizations that operate public transport are weighed down by the cost of expensive fossil fuels and called for cheaper, local renewable […]

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Researchers now know more about the catalyst for the production of methanol

Researchers now know more about the catalyst for the production of methanol

August 9, 2020 |

In Germany, a research team from the Ruhr University Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion showed for the first time that the zinc component of the active center is positively charged and that the catalyst even has two copper-based active centers, giving insight into methanol production. “The condition of the zinc […]

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Nigeria signs MOU with Israeli methanol company for local production

Nigeria signs MOU with Israeli methanol company for local production

August 6, 2020 |

In Nigeria, Core TV news reports the Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DOR Group of Israel for the production of methanol in Nigeria with an aim to replace kerosene as cooking fuel. The agreement follows an earlier cooperation agreement between Nigeria and Israel signed in June. Dor chemicals is the […]

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Air Products and Topsoe sign agreement for large-scale ammonia, methanol, and/or dimethyl ether projects

Air Products and Topsoe sign agreement for large-scale ammonia, methanol, and/or dimethyl ether projects

May 17, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, Air Products, a leader in industrial gases and megaproject development, and Haldor Topsoe, a leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technology for the chemical and refining industries, signed a global Alliance Agreement to collaborate and work together on potential projects for large-scale ammonia, methanol and/or dimethyl ether plants to be developed and built […]

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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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