Tag: Methanol

South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project
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South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project

South Louisiana, USA, has announced plans to pursue a US $2.2 billion methanol complex in St.James Parish. Preliminary work began on the project last year. Formal construction could start later this year, subject to successful negotiations with a new joint venture partner, a Houston-based subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based SABIC. South Louisiana Methanol and SABIC aim...

Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore
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Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore

The Methanol Institute (MI) is backing a project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel in Asia. The first of the two-phase project includes desktop and bench-testing a methanol-powered engine in the GreenPilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden. The GreenPilot project aims to demonstrate the use of methanol...

IMO makes progress on methanol as a marine fuel
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IMO makes progress on methanol as a marine fuel

The Methanol Institute has welcomed completed draft guidelines by the IMO’s sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC5) that cover the safety of ships using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel. CCC5 invited the Maritime Safety Committee in December to endorse the referral of safety topics which require further input to other technical sub-committees for their...

DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight platform
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DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight platform

Classification society DNV GL has launched a new alternative fuels insight (AFI) platform to help the industry understand the developing market of alternative fuels, including its infrastructure, suppliers, and technologies. “The AFI platform has been developed to rovide a clear picture not only of the fuels and the surrounding infrastructure, but to build links between...

Methanol can support sustainable shipping to 2050 and beyond
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Methanol can support sustainable shipping to 2050 and beyond

The maritime industry is already gaining experience with the new fuels it will need to deliver a step change in emissions reduction, says Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, The Methanol Institute. The ambitious goals for carbon emission reductions set by the IMO have prompted a surge of activity in the investment, research and development needed to...

ISO to develop standards for methanol as a marine fuel
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ISO to develop standards for methanol as a marine fuel

The IMO’s decision to invite the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to develop a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol as a marine fuel reflects a growing interest in methanol as a marine fuel. The decision, which has received praised from the Methanol Institute, also includes an option for the ISO to develop a standard for methyl/ethyl...

Methanol gets the go-ahead as a sustainable marine fuel
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Methanol gets the go-ahead as a sustainable marine fuel

A research project on the use of methanol as a marine fuel on small ships has concluded that there are no obstacles to the efficient use of methanol in a converted diesel engine. The Sustainable Marine Methanol (SUMMETH) project, which has received support from The Methanol Institute found that using methanol in a converted engine...

Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications
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Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen have been highlighted by DNV GL as the most promising alternative fuels to meet present and future environmental regulations, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and drive sustainable shipping. In a new White Paper, the classification society considers these fuels alongside wind-assisted propulsion, batteries, and fuel cell systems to have...

Four methanol-powered vessels ordered by industry
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Four methanol-powered vessels ordered by industry

Waterfront Shipping Company (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest), IINO Kaiun Kaisha (IINO), Mitsui, and NYK Group, have announced they are to invest in the design and construction of four new methanol-powered vessels. Each 49,000 DWT vessel will feature a MAN B&W ME-LGI two-stroke dual-fuel engine with the capability to run on methanol, traditional fuel oil, marine...