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Methanol is currently the most advantageous liquid fuel at normal temperature and pressure that can achieve carbon neutralization

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As the third largest bulk organic chemical in the world, methanol has the advantages of mature industrial chain, sufficient capacity, convenient transportation and environmental friendliness, and has been used as fuel for internal combustion engines for nearly 50 years. The application of methanol as marine fuel has been very mature. Waterfront Shipping's fleet is equipped with MAN's ME-LGIM engine, which is compared with other fossil fuels, Using traditional natural gas-based methanol as fuel can significantly reduce the emissions of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, as well as reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by 15%, which can help the shipping industry reduce the pressure of carbon emissions in the short term.

In the current global environment of energy conservation and carbon reduction in the shipping industry, methanol has attracted wide attention from the shipping industry because emerging technologies are expected to achieve large-scale production of renewable methanol. Because of its renewable and clean raw material sources and the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide, the obtained products can help the entire shipping industry achieve the strategic goal of carbon neutrality in the whole life cycle. Renewable methanol includes bio-methanol and E-methanol. Biomass methanol can be produced by using biomass, using traditional natural gas to produce methanol process, or using biomass gasification technology to gasify agricultural, forestry, urban garbage and other wastes to produce synthetic gas, and then produce methanol after purification and proportion adjustment. Electric methanol mainly uses renewable electricity (solar or wind energy) to produce hydrogen by electrolysis of water, and then reacts with captured CO2 to produce methanol.