RENEWABLE METHANOL

When it comes to the green transition worldwide, with a focus on the reduction of fossil fuels, methanol has the qualities to play a significant strategic role as a promising alternative to fossil fuels. Methanol is an efficient energy carrier that is liquid at atmospheric pressure, making it simple and cost-effective to store in large volumes as well as transporting it around the globe. Moreover, methanol can be produced locally and sustainably from a wide range of feedstocks. The worldwide distribution of methanol can utilise the existing infrastructure used for fossil fuels such as diesel and gasoline refueling stations with only minor modifications.

More and more players – for example within the transportation industry – have begun working with methanol. Methanol has multiple advantages, is acknowledged as an ideal alternative fuel, and can contribute to an energy security set-up that is not based on fossil fuels.

Traditionally, methanol has been produced as “black” methanol, but there is a switch in focus towards “green” or “renewable” methanol.

    METHANOL WORLD MAP

    The methanol world map illustrates activities and stakeholders within and around the methanol ecosystem with a focus on methanol as a renewable fuel for the future.

    Please note that the map will continuously be updated. If you have knowledge of a company, plant, or project that should be added to the list, please send us an email on marketing@blue.world, and then we will update the map.

    This is what The Blue World Vision is all about!

    The Blue World Vision is enabling the transformation of electricity into a fuel which can be stored, distributed and consumed in a clean and sustainable way without compromising user-friendliness and cost-effectiveness.

    A coherent and sustainable vision

    Electrofuel production

    Electrofuel covers the concept of taking electricity from electrons into chemistry by first forming hydrogen from electrolysis and thereafter binding this with CO2 to form a logistical fuel such as methanol. The model shows how methanol has several pathways and feedstock which ensures flexibility on supply/demand and resistance to specific feedstock fluctuation. Biomass, municipal waste can be transformed by gasification and upgraded with electro- hydrogen to form the energy-dense storable fuel, methanol.

     

    Storage and distribution

    Methanol is stored in massive amounts in a cost-effective way by using normal non-pressurized tank systems known from other liquid fuels. It can be stored through the yearly fluctuating energy needs and even for several years if needed. Methanol can easily be served from normal refueling stations and can even be distributed there by using barges or road tankers – all easily adapted from distribution of  currently used fossil fuels such as diesel or gasoline.

    Consumption

    The use of methanol in a highly efficient and clean conversion is where the Blue World Vision is really unique. The efficient conversion of methanol to electricity not only saves energy but also enables a better fuel economy than diesel/gasoline vehicles. The added benefit of zero harmful emissions comes for free and removes noise, particle emissions and vibrations from the equation. Furthermore, the fuel cell has few moving parts making it practically maintenance free which reduces operational costs further and keeps the vehicle in operation rather than in the workshop.

     

    Vehicle 2 Home

    The vehicle is connected to the grid and can be used as a plug-in hybrid. This enables electric charging when there is an abundance of fluctuating electricity available. Furthermore, the vehicle will in time be able to supply the house when there is a shortage of electricity in the grid or in the case of emergencies or simply the desire to be off-grid.

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