This study aims at identifying the most recent and promising methods for producing methanol, adopting a long term perspective and assessing methods against the most recent technologic and scientific developments. At the same time, the study wants to analyse the technical implications of the use of methanol for transport, as a possible option and substitute to gasoline and diesel.
*Funded by STOA Secretariat, European Parliament
- Compare the advantages and the drawbacks of the different production and use methods. For the most advanced technologies, a special focus is given to the long term prospects regarding feasibility of an industrial production, for limited and massive rollout purposes.
- Coordinate the project and analyze the use of methanol as fuel for transport purposes