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Methanol (bunkering)


Technology Description

Methanol is routinely handled as cargo. There are currently many ports with methanol storage facilities worldwide, and various ports – such as Gothenburg – have issued methanol bunkering rules or are preparing to do so. In the short run, ships can bunker methanol from tank trucks. The long-term solution will probably be bunker vessels because of their simplicity and flexibility.

Relevance for Net Zero

The availability of sustainably sourced biomass to produce methanol is limited and the cost of producing methanol as a synthetic fuel (from electrolysis from low-emission electricity with a carbon-source) is quite high relative to alternative low-emission fuel options for transport.

Key Countries

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