Methanol has a long history as a road transport fuel, and it is starting to make in-roads into the maritime sector as a marine fuel. In the past, interest in methanol as a fuel was largely driven by its high-octane level that can enhance the performance of vehicles. As a fuel, it can be blended with gasoline or used neat, and it was commonly used in high-performance racing cars.
Recent interest in methanol is largely driven by the global trend to bolster sustainability and accelerate decarbonization. Methanol's clean-burning properties allow it to offer immediate emission reductions when combusted in Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs). Methanol's ability to be produced from renewable feedstocks such as captured CO2 and municipal solid waste (MSW) allows it to be a carbon-neutral fuel aligned with the global agenda to decarbonize the transport sector.
As a liquid chemical that has been widely traded for more than a century, existing infrastructure and technologies can be used to store, transport, and utilize methanol as a transport fuel, enabling a cost-efficient transition to more sustainable mobility.
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