About the project
Methanol use in various applications is on the raise globally and there are several examples on how methanol is used in the transport sector today. The main reasons to go the methanol route are that the production is comparably efficient and cost-effective, and that use of methanol is carried out without noticeable problems. There are also several examples of where methanol as fuel is under advanced testing in various, sometimes novel, types of engines.
This project has aimed at creating a knowledge synthesis with a long-term perspective on the following:
- earlier and current motivation to use or not to use methanol as an alternative fuel
- experiences gained from earlier periods of methanol usage
- reasons to why interest to use methanol as an automotive fuel has shifted through the past decades
The goal is to look forward and address methanol’s potential role as energy carrier/motor fuel in Sweden (and elsewhere).