Identifying market opportunities for methanol derived fuels in EU transportation

Client: Methanol Institute

In 2016 E4tech completed an independent study for the global methanol industry body to identify opportunities to increase the share of methanol derived fuels used in EU transport. The work applied an analytical and consultative approach to assess all of the potential applications for methanol fuelling, narrowing them on the basis of techno-economic, regulatory and stakeholder considerations to a priority list of five predominantly heavy duty transport areas. Barriers to uptake were identified in detail and a fully costed work programme required to unlock these markets proposed, including measures such as testing programmes, information campaigns and legislation requests at EU and member state level. The work report and board presentation were well-received and the programme is under way.

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