Methanol Quick Facts

  • PHYSICAL STATE: colorless, liquid at room temperature
  • CHEMICAL FORMULA: the simplest alcohol, CH₃OH
  • FEEDSTOCK: natural gas methane, biomass, CO2 and hydrogen, coal, waste gases
  • FLASH POINT: 11°
  • BIODEGRADABILITY: Yes, biodegradable. Can even be stored in ship’s double bottom!
  • USAGE: fuel, solvent, antifreeze
Methanol is considered a cleaner-burning fuel compared to traditional marine fuels like heavy fuel oil (HFO). It produces lower levels of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter during combustion. There is interest in producing methanol from renewable sources, such as biomass or carbon capture and utilization (CCU). This can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of marine transportation. Methanol is commonly produced from natural gas through a process called steam methane reforming (SMR). Methanol can also be produced using renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power, to drive the synthesis process. This results in so-called “green methanol.”

MD97 - Our innovative methanol fuel

MD97 is methanol with 3% additive for lubrication and ignition improvement gives the fuel diesel like properties. It becomes a superb fuel for compression ignition, we named this “MD97”, analogous to land based ethanol fuel “ED95”.  

Click here to get more information: MD97 Fuel.

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