Exploring the Transition to Methanol as a Maritime Fuel: Challenges and Opportunities


Despite being a convenient and promising substitute for fossil fuels, methanol’s progress has been relatively slow, raising concerns about market reluctance and encountered challenges hindering widespread adoption. We emphasize the distinct varieties of methanol, including grey, blue, bio, and e-methanol, each with varying environmental impacts.

While grey methanol is suitable for short-term testing, green methanol achieves a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for decarbonizing the shipping sector. However, challenges such as cost, production capacity, and legal restrictions need to be addressed.

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