In the first report in our “Fuel for thought” alternative fuels series evaluating methanol.
We will explore the current state of methanol as a clean fuel, including its safety considerations, drivers for adoption, production and supply chain, and technology readiness. We will also examine the potential implications of widespread adoption of methanol as a clean fuel and its role in achieving a sustainable future.
The report highlights the general safety and toxicity issues associated with using methanol and suggests specific considerations that need to be kept in mind while using methanol as a fuel. The quality of methanol bunkers is also discussed in detail.
Other drivers for the adoption of methanol as a fuel are also covered including regulations, lifecycle analysis, ship operator demand and interest, volume projections and techno-economic drivers.