Methanol as a marine fuel
Methanol is a safe, clean-burning, cost-effective, globally available marine fuel. It is available in over 120 ports worldwide and is among the lowest emission fuels for marine engines. Methanol complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations, supporting vessel owners and operators to reach IMO2030 and IMO2050 CO2 reduction goals.
As a marine fuel, methanol produces no sulphur dioxide or particulate matter, and reduces quantities of nitrogen oxide by 60%. Methanol produced from natural gas represents a 10-15% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to traditional marine fuels, and is also biodegradable, making it far less damaging for the environment compared to conventional marine fuels. Methanol is widely available at ports worldwide, as part of established infrastructure, and requires minimal adjustment to existing engine technologies when used as a fuel.
Production of ‘green’ methanol from sustainable sources such as waste, bio-mass or renewable energy is also growing and highly scalable, and when used as a marine fuel reduces CO2 emissions by over 90%, making methanol a truly future-proof shipping fuel.
methanol virtually eliminates sulphur dioxide
reduction in NOx as compared to traditional marine fuels
CO2 reduction when using green methanol compared to MGO or VLSFO
ports have existing facilities to store methanol worldwide
new methanol-fuelled vessels on order from OEMs
Proman – your low emission marine fuel partner
As the second largest global producer of methanol, active in the transportation of methanol to all major bunkering ports and with significant investment in green methanol production, Proman is ideally positioned as your partner throughout the clean shipping fuel value chain.