Why Methanol?

Until GasTechno®, the costs associated with implementing traditional gas-to-liquids technologies kept mid-level producers out of the gas conversion market. The fact remains there are vast reserves of natural gas that cannot economically be distributed to local energy markets. By converting this stranded gas into liquid fuels and chemicals it becomes possible to monetize these under utilized reserves. Using GasTechno plants methane found in remote and undeveloped areas becomes a highly valued commodity: methanol.

  • Methanol is a liquid at ambient temperature that can be barreled on site at remote locations and transported to market via conventional methods (truck, rail, etc.).

  • Methanol is one of the most important intermediaries in the synthesis of clean fuels and a number of petrochemicals. It is the 19th highest produced organic chemical, but is a derivative for 17 of the top 20.

  • The fastest growing uses of methanol are formaldehyde (resins), olefins (ethylene & propylene), gasoline, DME ( a diesel and LPG substitute) and the blended or direct use of methanol as a fuel, (M15, M85, M100 and fuel cells.)

  • Methanol blends make superior fuels, improve combustion, increase octane and burn cleanly. It can be blended directly with gasoline to improve its octane rating and combustion, reduce emissions (notably SOX and NOX).

  • Formaldehyde, another component of the GasTechno product blend, is also highly marketable. Approximately 35-40% of all methanol is made into formaldehyde. Further, roughly 63-65% of all chemical derivatives of methanol are first made into formaldehyde.

Methanol Fuels
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