Methanol Milestones 2016 Released

The Methanol Institute has released the 2016 edition of our yearly newsletter Methanol Milestones. Milestones 2016 features: a message from our newly-elected Board Chairman Ben Iosefa of Methanex; articles highlighting our recent FCBI Methanol as a Marine Fuel report and our Methanol Safe Handling and Safe Berthing Bulletin; our ongoing collaboration with the LIAM Charitable […]

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Methanex Debuts Video on the Benefits of Methanol Fuel

\ MI member Methanex this week released a new video on the benefits of methanol as a vehicle fuel. Across the world, methanol is emerging as a clean, sustainable transportation fuel of the future. Methanol can be blended with gasoline in low-quantities and used in existing road vehicles, or it can be used in high-proportion […]

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7th International DME Conference in Houston this September

Methanol industry members are invited to join fleet owners, OEMs, and members of the DME, propane and alternative fuel industries in Houston this September to learn about the opportunities being created by DME’s introduction as a fuel in North America and other markets, and to engage directly with those in the vanguard of these international developments from across the industry. DME 7 will […]

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CRI Unveils Geely M100 Car in Iceland

This week, MI member Carbon Recycling International hosted in Reykjavik the “1st Global Symposium on Advancing Methanol Engines for Sustainable Transport.” The highlight of the event was the unveiling of a Geely Emigrand 7 M100 car powered by CRI’s Vulcanol “liquid electricity.” Geely delivered the car from China, and CRI will be test driving six […]

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Ben Iosefa Elected MI Chairman

Dubai, UAE – The Methanol Institute (MI)’s Board of Directors elected Ben Iosefa, Vice President for Global Market Development & Stakeholder Relations at Methanex, to serve as Chairman during its quarterly meeting in Dubai on Wednesday. The Board also elected Khalid Al-Mazyed, General Manager of SABIC Americas, Inc., as MI’s Vice Chairman, and Dennis Patrick, […]

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Methanol has “An Historic Opportunity” as a Marine Fuel

On Tuesday, FCBI Energy released a new Methanol Institute commissioned report titled Methanol as a Marine Fuel. The report finds that methanol is abundant, biodegradable, emissions compliant, available globally and current bunkering infrastructure only requires minor modifications to handle methanol as a marine fuel. The Methanol Institute’s CEO Gregory Dolan noted: “Traditionally one of the […]

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MI Presents at Global Biodiesel Conference

MI’s Dom LaVigne spoke on a panel analyzing fuel trends at the Enmore Global Biodiesel Forum 2015 earlier this week in Singapore. Dom shared information on methanol-gasoline fuel blending and related public policy global developments with the audience. Much of the conference focused on biodiesel developments in Asia Pacific. Ms. Yu Guo, Senior Editor for […]

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Biodiesel a Big Winner in RFS Final Rule

The U.S. EPA released its final rule for Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Nov. 30, and the figures for biomass-based diesel are higher than the proposal released in May. The agency issued its biomass-based diesel RVO for years 2014-’17, while RVOs for all other categories-renewable fuel, advanced biofuels and cellulosic […]

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MI Joins the Consumer Energy Alliance

Houston, Texas – MI has joined the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). CEA is the voice of the energy consumer and provides consumers with sound, unbiased information on U.S. and global energy issues. CEA affiliates comprise a range of sectors from the energy industry, academia, small businesses, conservation groups and travel-related industries. MI’s Greg Dolan noted […]

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Marius Aasen Wins GEM Fuel Powered DMACK Fiesta Rally Title

Marius Aasen landed the biggest prize in rallying on October 25, as he won the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy in style. Victory at the final race of the five-event season, in Spain, saw 23-year-old Aasen and his co-driver Veronica Engan finish on top of the championship podium. This followed a thrilling battle with his rivals, […]

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