Green Methanol
An innovative approach to sustainable development. Using technology to improve the environment/turn waste into energy
Green Methanol Introduction
Green methanol is a carbon-neutral cornerstone energy based on carbon dioxide and green hydrogen or by-product hydrogen. The production process has negative carbon emissions, and water and carbon dioxide are discharged after combustion, with zero net emissions.It does not use fossil fuels such as oil, so it is also called "non-fossil fuel". This method of production is called "green chemistry".
In China, coal to methanol production capacity has reached 90 million tons/year. The production process of green methanol has negative carbon emissions and zero net emissions, which is sustainable.
At the same time, methanol fuel has been more mature application cases in the fields of vehicle, Marine, high-power methanol generator,methanol fuel cell power generation.
Green methanol is a renewable energy source, mainly made from biomass, waste and renewable resources, Compared with traditional oil and coal sources, it is more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Production method
Green methanol production usually adopts biological fermentation technology, which ferments crops, wastes, forestry residues, etc., as raw materials, and then makes it through a series of chemical reactions and refining processes.
Green methanol has the advantages of high energy density, renewable and low carbon, and can also be used as fuel in automobiles, ships, aircraft and other fields.
Typical Pathway to Methanol
Various Routes Spanning Across Renewables and Fossil Fuel
It can be produced in two ways using renewable energy and renewable raw materials.
Renewable methanol:Biological methanol produced from biomas. Potential sustainable biomass feedstocks include: forestry and agricultural waste and by-products, biogas from landfills, sewage, municipal solid waste (MSW) and black liquor from pulp and paper industries.

Green methanol is produced using CO2 captured from renewable resources (bioenergy from carbon capture and storage [BECCS] and direct air capture [DAC]) and green hydrogen (hydrogen produced from renewable energy generation).
Methanol process
The main steps of biomass gasification gas to produce methanol:
In conditions of high temperature and lack of oxygen, biomass is converted into syngas which mainly CO, CO2 and H2, among which CO and H2 are the key raw materials for the synthesis of methanol.
Gas purification:
Remove impurities such as sulfide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter in the synthesis gas to ensure the smooth progress of the catalytic reaction.
Methanol synthesis :
In the presence of a catalyst , the purified syngas is synthesized into methanol, and appropriate conditions are controlled to increase the output and purity of methanol.
Product separation storage:
The methanol produced is separated and stored for use as fuel or chemical feedstock.
Methanol process
Methanol industry chain and process route
Advantages of Green methanol
Helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions: It can reduce dependence on imported energy and improve national energy security.
Use renewable resources such as agricultural and forestry waste as raw materials to reduce dependence on limited resources.
Provide sustainable energy supplies and promote energy security and diversification.
Help to reduce environmental damage and pollution, promote the development of green energy.
Helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions:
Use renewable resources such as agricultural and forestry waste as raw materials to reduce dependence on limited resources.
Provide sustainable energy supplies and promote energy security and diversification.
Help to reduce environmental damage and pollution, promote the development of green energy.
The difference between traditional methanol and green
Environmental impact
Energy density and storage and transportation
Production cost
Application field
Green methanol
Negative carbon emissions, reduce the negative impact on the environment
Renewable energy production, reducing dependence on fossil fuels
As an excellent carrier of hydrogen energy, it has a higher energy density and a safer storage and transportation method
The cost of using plasma burner is lower than that of traditional methods
Mainly used in the field of new energy, such as fuel cells, biomass energy and so on
Traditional methanol
Positive carbon emissions have a negative impact on the environment
Non-renewable energy dependence, mainly on fossil fuels
It is difficult to store and transport, which requires more technical and equipment support
Production costs are higher, requiring the use of fossil fuels and more energy
The application field is limited, mainly limited to chemical, pharmaceutical and other fields
Green methanol marketing studies
Methanol upstream and downstream chains
The potential market requires billions of tons of methanol per year, so in addition to existing methanol applications, renewable green methanol can also replace most petroleum hydrocarbons and petrochemicals directly or as methanol derivatives.For example, the production of plastics and aromatics (BTX) from renewable methanol could be significantly scaled up. This contributes to the transition to a sustainable circular green economy, where renewable methanol is specifically positioned as a future-oriented chemical feedstock and fuel.
Methanol downstream application
The largest downstream market for green methanol is for chemical production. In 2020, nearly 78% of methanol in China is used for chemical synthesis, the main synthetic products are olefin, formaldehyde, acetic acid, MTBE and diformaldehyde, and 18% of methanol is used as fuel combustion.
Green methanol Application scenarios
Transportation filed
As a fuel used in vehicles, ships, aircraft and other vehicles, it can reduce the dependence on traditional petroleum fuels and reduce carbon emissions.
Industrial field
As raw materials and solvents used in chemical, pharmaceutical, textile and other industries, with environmental protection, sustainable advantages.
Energy field
As a fuel source for fuel cells, it can be used in power, heating and other fields, and has the advantages of high efficiency and cleanliness.
Green methanol marketing studies
Green methanol has broad prospects for future development and will bring great environmental/economic value to human society.
Energy saving
Biomass gasification to produce green methanol can use renewable resources such as biomass waste and agricultural residues to avoid dependence on non-renewable resources such as petroleum in the traditional petrochemical industry, so as to achieve energy conservation and sustainable utilization.
Environmental protection
In the process of biomass gasification to make green methanol, harmful gases such as carbon dioxide will not be produced, and solid waste such as biomass waste can be converted into useful chemicals, reducing the stacking and incineration of waste, and contributing to environmental protection.
Economic benefit
Biomass gasification to produce green methanol can use biomass waste and other resources for production, reducing production costs, and green methanol can be used as a renewable energy to replace traditional fossil fuels, with good market prospects and economic benefits.
Industrial upgrading
Biomass gasification to produce green methanol can promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional petrochemical industry to renewable energy and green chemical industry, and promote the adjustment and transformation and upgrading of industrial structure, which has important industrial significance.
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