Tag: <span>The Methanol Institute</span>

Alfa Laval joins the Methanol Institute
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Alfa Laval joins the Methanol Institute

Alfa Laval has become a member of the Methanol Institute, a global trade association for the methanol industry that represents methanol producers, distributors and technology companies. The Methanol Institute works to protect existing markets for methanol while promoting the growth of emerging energy markets. One key area of growth is the marine industry, where the...

Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels
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Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up. Speaking at a virtual conference last week, Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute noted that methanol production costs will...

Liquid Wind joins Methanol Institute
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Liquid Wind joins Methanol Institute

Liquid Wind has joined The Methanol Institute (MI). Liquid Wind is a Power-to-Fuel company committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from shipping and transportation. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company develops, finances, builds and manages facilities to produce renewable methanol. Each facility will combine captured biogenic carbon dioxide with renewable electricity in the form of...

ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel

ABS has published guidance on methanol as a marine fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of methanol-fuelled vessels. The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Methanol as Marine Fuel provides information for shipowners considering methanol as an option in both the...

Methanol Institute urges maritime community to reduce pollution in Polar regions
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Methanol Institute urges maritime community to reduce pollution in Polar regions

The Methanol Institute is urging the maritime community to take action to mitigate pollution and emissions risk in Polar regions by adopting methanol as marine fuel, applying safe bunkering guidelines developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). Facilitated by the Safe Maritime Operations under Extreme Conditions: the Arctic Case (SEDNA), which advocates for an...

LR and Methanol Institute launch guidance on methanol bunkering
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LR and Methanol Institute launch guidance on methanol bunkering

As stakeholders across the maritime industry assess future fuel options in support of the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas reduction ambitions, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the Methanol Institute (MI) have produced a Bunkering Technical Reference on Methanol, which is among the future fuels receiving close attention. The new guidance outlines the procedures...

LR and UMAS publish zero-carbon fuels study
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LR and UMAS publish zero-carbon fuels study

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have published their latest assessment of the current and future fuels available to shipping to help define the optimum solutions as the maritime industry seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Building on previous research already undertaken by LR and UMAS into Zero-Emission Vessels (ZEVs) and...

Industry shows support for Methanol as marine fuel
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Industry shows support for Methanol as marine fuel

The shipping community has shown support for the use of Methanol as a marine fuel during a recent seminar held in Athens. The seminar series organiser Capt Saleem Alavi, president of Sea Commerce, reinforced the advantages of Methanol compared to liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is being heavily marketed as a long-term solution. “Methanol is...

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...