Mack Trucks Announces Heavy-Duty DME Truck Assessment with New York City

At a press conference in New York City, Mack Trucks President Dennis Slagle announced that Mack Trucks is partnering with New York City’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to explore the use of DME as an alternative fuel in the city’s waste management fleet. The city, which runs the largest municipal sanitation department in the world, […]

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Methanol Fueling Station Standards and Safe Handling in China

MI member company Methanex is also playing an important role in supporting the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s (MIIT) Methanol Vehicle Pilot Project. Beginning in 2015, Methanex supported MIIT’s Pilot by joining forces with the China Association of Alcohol & Clean Ether Fuels and Automobiles (CAAEFA), to develop guidelines for the Construction, Design, and Operation […]

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Methanol Vehicle Pilot Programs Moving Forward in China

In 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), began its Methanol Vehicle Pilot Project with 150 methanol fueled Geely taxis in Jinzhong, Shanxi Province. The project has since expanded to several more locations and now comprises over 1000 vehicles in total. Recently, after more than three years of operation in Jinzhong, MIIT […]

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MI Attends First Plenary Meeting of the Extended European Sustainable Shipping Forum

Following its nomination as a member to the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, MI’s EU Chief Representative Eelco Dekker attended the plenary meeting in Brussels this week. The ESSF is chaired by DG MOVE and consists of experts from 30 organisations, 28 member states and observers. The experts provide technical advice and expertise to the commission with […]

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Methanol Institute Appointed as Member of the European Sustainability Shipping Forum

MI has received confirmation from the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission that its application to participate in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) has been accepted, where it will be represented by EU Chief Representative Eelco Dekker. The ESSF provides a platform for structural dialogue, exchange of technical […]

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GreenPilot Boat Project Launched in Sweden

On Wednesday and Thursday, MI’s Greg Dolan, Chris Chatterton and Eelco Dekker participated in a workshop to launch the GreenPilot Boat project in Sweden.  Funded by the Swedish Maritime Administration and the Methanol Institute as part of the SUMMETH program (Sustainable Marine Methanol), the plan is to test three different 450 Kw engines in the […]

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GreenPilot Event to be held June 15-16, Gothenburg, Sweden

The GreenPilot Project, in which MI is a partner, started on March 1 of this year with the goal of converting a Swedish Pilot Boat to methanol operation. On 15-16 June, ScandiNAOS will host a seminar in Gothenburg presenting the GreenPilot project and also providing a status update on the development and introduction of methanol […]

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European Commission Sees Methanol as a “Most Promising” Alternative Marine Fuel

The European Commission (EC) says that a new study from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) shows that fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are “the most promising” alternatives to conventional bunkers for reducing shipping sector emissions. “Results show that from a long-term perspective, moving to LNG and methanol is strategically attractive as each of the […]

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FiTech Concludes Agreement on Methanol Fuelled Heavy-Duty Trucks

FiTech, MI’s newest member from China, recently concluded an agreement with Beiben Heavy-Duty Trucks of Baotou, Inner Mongolia, for the production of methanol fuelled, heavy-duty trucks based on Beiben’s popular V3 model, which was originally designed and built in a joint venture with Daimler-Benz. The trucks will be available worldwide based on a modified Weichai […]

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MI and Partners Launch Successful Vietnam Methanol Education Programs

Hanoi, Vietnam – On Tuesday, MI and Hanoi Medical University’s Institute for Preventative Medicine & Public Health (HMU-IPMPH) held a successful launch of their Vietnam Methanol Education Programs (VMEP), jointly supported by Bach Mai Hospital’s Poison Control Center (PCC) and The LIAM Charitable Fund. More than 100 senior government officials, medical and public health experts, […]

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