Dor has conducted many experiments over the past two years in collaboration with the Electric Company and Ministry of Environmental Protection, including experiments in various applications in order to test emissions while burning methanol and heavy fuel oil (HFO). All tests have been completed according to the official methodology by a licensed laboratory on behalf of the environmental authorities.
Emission data were collected on CO2, CO, Sox, Nox, and other particles. The results show a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions between heavy fuel oil and methanol proving that methanol is the cleaner alternative.
Testing was completed in accordance with the official methodology of a licensed laboratory on behalf of the environmental authorities.
Increasingly, this renewable energy resource is relied upon to do everything from powering vehicles and ships to cooking food and heating homes. In the transportation sector, for example, methanol fuel offers a cleaner alternative to gasoline and diesel.
Methanol fuel’s production can be significantly cleaner than other fossil fuels, as well as hydrogen.
Traditionally, this fuel can be produced by natural gas or coal. The high environmental costs involved have given rise to greener ways of producing methanol.
While renewable methanol can be made from biomass, synthetic methanol fuel is possible using captured CO2. In Iceland, Carbon Recycling International (CRI) is producing this from geothermal CO2 and renewable hydrogen.
Renewable methanol like this keeps greenhouse gas emissions low in comparison to its fossil fuel stablemates – ensuring compliance with the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), which came into effect in 2021.
Even when this alternative fuel is produced using natural gas, the resulting greenhouse gas emissions remain lower than gasoline.
Studies ((Schröder et al, 2020) demonstrate the benefits of using suitable resources, such as waste wood and cultivated word, during production on an industrial scale.