Primus Green Produces 100-Octane Gas

Joanna Schroeder

Primus Green Energy has achieved a milestone by producing 100-octane gas and methanol from methane and other hydrocarbon gases at its commercial demonstration plant in New Jersey. According to the company, the feat was achieved due to a “breakthrough” improvement to its STG+ technology that enables its plant to produce high-octane gasoline in addition to RBOB gasoline and methanol. The …

advance biofuels, methane, methanol, Natural Gas

Maverick Unveils Small-Scale Plant for Biodiesel Ingredient

John Davis

A North Carolina company has unveiled an affordable, small scale modular plant for the biodiesel ingredient methanol. Maverick Synfuels says its Maverick Oasis system is the first small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be co-located at the methane source. The Maverick Oasis factory-built Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) methanol plants are modular, and can be rapidly deployed onsite to produce thousands of …

Biodiesel, methanol

The Pursuit of Greener Methanol

Joanna Schroeder

A Lehigh University Research team is working to create a new method of producing renewable fuel. Supported by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, using only carbon dioxide, sunlight and water, the team is attempting to perfect a low-cost, environmentally friendly process that could enable the production of methanol—which can be used as fuel for cars, heating …

biofuels, methanol

Methanol Institute Releases Biodiesel Primer

Joanna Schroeder

The Methanol Institute released a report on the worldwide use of production of biodiesel during the 10th Annual Biodiesel Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas. Methanol is one of the products used to make biodiesel. “A Biodiesel Primer: Market & Policy Development, Quality, Standards and Handling,” provides the latest information on the role of methanol in biodiesel production an …

Biodiesel, methanol, National Biodiesel Conference

New Research Could Lead to Cheaper Fuel Cells

Ann Marie Edwards

Fuel cells can create electricity that produces very little or even no pollution. In the future, fuel cells are expected to power electric vehicles and replace batteries, among other things. However, fuel cells are expensive. Now researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed a new and significantly cheaper method of manufacturing fuel cells. Using atomic layer deposition (ALD), the …

Ethanol, methanol, Research

Congressmen Promote Open Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the Open Fuel Standard Coalition joined with Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and John Shimkus (R-IL) to call for consumer choice at the pump during an Energy Security Roundtable and media event in Washington DC on Tuesday The two congressmen, pictured here with former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane, outlined their Open Fuel Standard Act (HR 1687) which would …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, methanol, NASCAR, RFA

Event to Promote Open Fuel Standard Act

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol and other alternative fuel industry leaders will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge Congress to an Open Fuel Standard (OFS). Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Elliot Engel (D-NY) introduced the Open Fuel Standard Act in June with the support of the Open Fuel Standard Coalition. Tuesday’s event in the nation’s capitol will include an Energy Security Roundtable and …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, methanol, NASCAR, RFA