Abbreviation MeOH
Plant Niigata, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Brunei
Main Applications Formalin, acetic acid, methyl methacrylate, methyl chlorides, coating compounds, synthetic resins, solvent, pharmaceuticals

Clean Energy for the Future

Methanol is a great leader due to its wide range use. Approximately 70 percent of Methanol is produced from natural gas resources, and it provides for a diversity of final applications ranging from adhesive manufacture, agricultural chemical production, paint and varnish production, the manufacture of synthetic resins, synthetic fiber fabrication and even for cardiac disease medications. At present, Methanol is highly valued for its capability as a clean energy of the future. Taking conventional energy resource applications as an example, Methanol has been utilized for direct fuel resources and as MTBE (a gasoline additive). But, the leading-edge application attracting the most attention now is the Methanol -reformed type fuel cell. In this application, Methanol is resolved to extract hydrogen, and the energy generated in the course of this reaction of hydrogen with oxygen in the air is harnessed as electricity. Automobiles using this power source will have high environmental performances due to greatly reduced CO2 and any other exhaust gas emissions . In addition, their energy efficiency will be superior to that of gasoline powered cars. in the meanwhile, all of the automobile manufacturers are making every effort to develop this technology. In the very near future, such advanced automobiles will be available to the general public.