MI Presents at Gastech Singapore 2015

Singapore – On Wednesday, Dom LaVigne from MI’s Singapore office presented on methanol’s use in land transport and marine fuel applications globally. Gastech, now in its 43rd year and seen as the world’s leading natural gas/LNG conference and exhibition, primarily featured presentations on the use of LNG in energy applications globally. Dom lobbied the organizer […]

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MIIT holds 2nd Methanol Vehicle Pilot Symposium in Baoji City

Baoji City, Shannxi Province, China – on October 9th, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s (MIIT) Energy Conservation Department held its methanol vehicle pilot symposium in Baoji. Around 100 people attended the symposium including MIIT’s officials in the pilot leading group, members of the pilot expert group and related local industry and information […]

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Indian State Transport Agency Switches to Biodiesel

In India, the State Road Transport Corporation in Karnataka will run on between 20% and 100% biodiesel, starting with 10 vehicles now and expanding to the entire fleet over the next four months. The national government approved the higher biodiesel blends for transport on August 10, making Karnataka’s public bus fleet the first to switch […]

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10 Days Left to Register for the European Methanol Policy Forum!

      Hosted by the Methanol Institute, the inaugural European Methanol Policy Forum will be taking place on the 13 & 14 October at the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels. The 1st European Methanol Policy Forum provides a high-level meeting point for key decision makers and stakeholders from the global methanol industry to discuss how methanol offers solutions […]

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US$1.5bn Methanol Project In Louisiana Funded By Yuhuang Chemical

St James was a little-known parish along the Mississippi in the southern US state of Louisiana. But now it is well-known as it has attracted the largest Chinese-invested green field project in the Gulf Coast region. Shandong Yuhuang Chemical, a private company based in eastern China’s Shandong province, Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate […]

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Oberon and Ford Collaborate to Produce First DME Powered Passenger Car

MI member Oberon Fuels, along with Ford, Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V. (FVV), and other FVV member companies on a 3-year, €3.5 million project to research, analyze and test the potential of DME and oligomethyl ether (OME) fuel in passenger cars and heavy-duty truck engines, and ultimately build the world’s first production passenger car powered by […]

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MI to Speak at Stockholm Advanced Biofuels Conference

MI’s Chief Representative Europe, Eelco Dekker, will speak at the upcoming International Advanced Biofuels Conference to be held September 16-17 in Stockholm, Sweden. The transport sectors in aviation, maritime and on land face big changes in the near future. Apart from today’s economic situation there are national energy challenges like security of supply and carbon […]

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First EU Methanol Filling Station for Fuel Cell Range Extended Vehicles Opens in Denmark

Last week, the mayor of Aalborg, Denmark officially opened the first methanol refueling station for range extended fuel cell vehicles. The station is an initiative of the Green Methanol Infrastructure Consortium, a cooperation between Danish petrol company OK a.m.b.a., Hamag and Serenergy. The station is the first of its kind in Europe.   The ceremony […]

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SINOPEC Begins operation of its first M100 filling station in Guiyang

On the 4th of July, a filling station owned by the Sinopec Guiyang Oil Product Company began to pump M100 methanol fuel, marking a breakthrough for M100 in the Guiyang market. To control air pollution in Guiyang, the municipal government has begun to promote M100. The new Nanming Lengku filling station is the first filling station […]

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DME Qualifies for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Financial Incentives in First U.S. State

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a transportation investment package providing financial incentives for the purchase of commercial vehicles using a “clean alternative fuel” and that specifies dimethyl ether as one of the alternative fuels that qualify for such benefits. The legislation provides businesses with tax credits for the purchase or conversion […]

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