Join our Webinar on November 5th, 2020

Methanol: a sustainable, scalable, storable energy carrier


Methanol has been on the list of potential renewable energy carriers for some decades now. Today, it is used in very large quantities in the chemical industry, but also increasingly as a fuel. Long term it is very attractive as it can be produced from renewables and, as it is a liquid, can power heavy duty transportation including shipping.

The past couple of years have seen a rapidly growing use of methanol for energy purposes, with tens of thousands of methanol-fuelled cars on the road, and ocean-going tankers powered by enormous marine engines on methanol.

Simultaneously, the production of renewable methanol is on the rise, with facilities scaling up, and producing methanol from geothermal energy, wind, and waste products.

Join us on November 5th to hear experts from academia and industry discuss questions such as:

  • How much "green" methanol is being produced today, what can we expect 5 years from now?
  • What is the cost of carbon as a building block for renewable methanol, how can we capture it?
  • What are engine efficiencies and pollutant emission levels for methanol engines today?
  • What is the true potential of dedicated methanol-fuelled engines and fuel cells?
  • What transport modes can be served with methanol?
  • What is the status concerning rules®ulations for methanol-powered transport?

During the seminar there will be plenty of opportunity to interact and share your experiences too. Come to Lund to expand your network and catalyse opportunities for business and research.

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08.50 - 09.00
Virtual welcome
Prof. Sebastian Verhelst
Lund University/Ghent University
09.00 – 09.30
Introduction, today’s purpose, methanol rationale and ongoing projects, including FASTWATER
Prof. Sebastian Verhelst
Lund University/Ghent University
09.30 – 09.50
Findings from concluded methanol projects
Prof. Martin Tunér
Lund University
09.50 – 10.10
Methanol as energy carrier, worldwide status
Eelco Dekker
Methanol Institute
10.10 – 10.30
Methanol as a marine fuel, user experience, training requirements, performance
Kjeld Aabo
MAN Energy Solutions
10.30 – 10.50
10.50 – 11.10
Methanol for fuel cells
Mads Friis Jensen
Bleu World Technologies
11.10 – 11.30
Emission reduction challenges and the role of methanol
Gerd Van de Merlen and Bert Wuyts
11.30 – 11.50
Key aspects for new ship fuels
Daniel Sahnen
11.50 – 12.20
Q&A session, discussion
Prof. Sebastian Verhelst
Lund University/Ghent University
12.20 – 13.15
Lunch break
13.15 – 13.20
Introduction of the afternoon session
Prof. Sebastian Verhelst
Lund University/Ghent University
13.20 – 13.40
E-fuels big picture
Prof. Maria Grahn
Chalmers University of Technology
13.40 – 14.00
Carbon dioxide - the complex molecule, problem and solution in one
Prof. Christian Hulteberg
Lund University
14.00 – 14.20
Large scale Renewable Methanol - chances and challenges from an industrial producers view
Dr. Jens Schmidt
14.20 – 14.40
Status renewable bio-methanol production
Ingvar Landälv
14.40 – 15.10
Q&A session, discussion
Prof. Sebastian Verhelst
Lund University /Ghent University
15.10 – 15.20
Prof. Sebastian Verhelst
Lund University /Ghent University
End of Webinar
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The project has received funding from the European’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Contract No.:860251)