BioMCN produces methanol and bio-methanol.
Methanol is a clear liquid chemical that is water soluble and readily biodegradable. It is conventionally used as a chemical building block for a range of products, including bio-MTBE, bio-DME, bio-hydrogen and synthetic biofuels. It is also used for a variety of non-fuel applications including plastics and paints.
In addition to its use as a chemical building block, methanol is increasingly used in several clean energy applications, both as a direct fuel alternative, and as feedstock for other environmentally friendly fuels.
Bio-methanol is a second-generation biofuel that is chemically identical to methanol, but is produced using biogas. It is a highly versatile product that can be used both as a fuel and as a feedstock to produce other biofuels.
As a fuel, bio-methanol can either be blended with gasoline, or it can be used as a feedstock for other environmentally friendly fuels. It is also used for a variety of non-fuel applications including plastics and paints. We are continually developing new applications, in alliance with other innovative companies and research institutes.
As well as being green, bio-methanol does not require any technological changes to modern vehicles and can be stored, transported and sold in much the same way as petrol and diesel. This makes it even easier for fuel manufacturers to achieve renewable and clean energy targets set by regulators around the working, such as the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.
Bio-methanol can also be used as a chemical building block for a range of future-oriented products, including bio-MTBE, bio-DME, bio-hydrogen and synthetic biofuels (synthetic hydrocarbons).