EU Research Project to Push for CEN Workshop Agreement for Methanol Bunkering

    Monday, August 14, 2017 SEDNA, a new three-year research project supported by the European Union‘s (EU’s) Horizon 2020 programme, has announced the launch of its initiative to address safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations, including a proposal for a CEN Workshop Agreement on a process to address safety during bunkering of methanol. […]

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Nitin Gadkari bats for methanol as ship fuel, to approach Union Cabinet

    “Eight days ago we had a meeting (with veteran scientist and Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat) where we decided that if marine engines are run on methanol, it can be import substitute, cost-effective and pollution-free,” the minister said. PTI  |  Updated: August 09, 2017, 09:44 IST Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari today […]

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India Mulls Turn to Methanol Bunkers

    August 9, 2017 India’s government is mulling a proposal to allow the use of methanol as marine fuel. Citing environmental and economic benefits, Nitin Gadkari, India‘s Minister for Road Transport and Highways, says the government is mulling a proposal to allow the use of methanol as marine fuel, Indian media reports. “We are […]

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Planned WV methanol plant gets EDA loan

    Max Garland, Staff writer  |  May 18, 2017   A planned methanol production facility in Institute took another step in its development Thursday, as the West Virginia Economic Development Authority gave preliminary approval for a $10 million loan to US Methanol to purchase its machinery and equipment. The EDA approved the motion, which […]

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When California had 15,000 methanol cars

Do you realize that California once had 15,000 cars on the road burning methanol? And that those drivers loved their performance? But that whole experiment came to an end ten years ago because – get this – natural gas was too scarce and expensive. In an era when natural gas is cheap and plentiful – […]

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A catalyst for making H2 from methanol

    By Paul Grad | May 1, 2017 Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) running on hydrogen are an attractive proposition, particularly as a power source for motor vehicles. In situ release of the required H 2 from a stable liquid ensures its safe storage and transportation before use. Use of methanol is especially […]

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