Tag: The Methanol Institute

Demand for methanol in shipping highlighted in new seminars
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Demand for methanol in shipping highlighted in new seminars

A new series of free industry seminars that is touring the world promoting the use of methanol as a marine fuel has highlighted the growing interest in the fuel. Over 225 participants joined the seminar held in India and organised by Sea Commerce Consulting and Institute of Marine Engineers of India (IMEI) with support from...

Dutch maritime companies join methanol project
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Dutch maritime companies join methanol project

A consortium of international maritime companies, supported by Maritime Knowledge Centre, have joined together to further investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable marine fuel. Shipowners Boskalis, The Royal Netherlands Navy, Van Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will join the consortium, along with shipbuilders, Damen Shipyards, Feadship, Royal IHC and marine engine manufacturers Pon Power...

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...

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...