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Methanol Producers

AN EVOLVING PICTURE SHOWS THAT WITH A LITTLE INGENUITY, AND EXAMINING ALL POTENTIAL RESOURCES, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF FEEDSTOCKS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF METHANOL. atural gas is so abundant that it is likely to be an attractive methanol feedstock for decades. But for those who worry about the depletion of this resource, there are many other sources of methane on the planet. One of them, coalbed methane, is already in commercial production. Another, methane hydrate, is the subject of...

Table Methanol And Gasoline Pricing

Starchem Methanol

I-Crude Oil Prices Historic Methanol I-Wholesale Gasoline bil USG Spot Prices cpg Prices cpg I-Crude Oil Prices Historic Methanol I-Wholesale Gasoline bil USG Spot Prices cpg Prices cpg will be between 77-94 cents per gasoline-equivalent-gallon. At this price, methanol will be able to compete quite well with gasoline, and provide a significant return on investment to retailers converting pumps to methanol operation. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE IS SUFFICIENT EXCESS CAPACITY FROM EXISTING METHANOL...

The California Fuel Cell Partnership

The California Fuel Cell Partnership CFCP includes auto manufacturers DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co., Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen, General Motors and Toyota energy providers BP, Shell, Texaco and Methanex as an associate member fuel cell companies Ballard Power Systems and International Fuel Cells and governmental agencies CARB, California Energy Commission CEC , South Coast Air Quality Management District SCAQMD , DOE and the U.S. Department of Transportation DOT . The Partnership will...

Important Findings

I The world s major automakers are racing to introduce FCVs to the market. Many demonstrations, advancements and breakthroughs have been achieved with methanol fuel cells. I Automotive industry leaders conclude that within two decades, between 7 and 20 percent of new cars sold in the world will be powered by fuel cells. We can envision a global fleet of 40 million FCVs on the road by 2020. I With fuel cell technology now moving out of the laboratory, the research emphasis has shifted to...

Acknowledgments

This report benefited greatly from the support and guidance of the AMI Board of Directors, led by the chairman of AMI s Market Development Committee, William R. Bell Synetix . The AMI Board of Directors includes Wayne Wright Methanex Corporation Roger Seward Lyondell Methanol Company Burton Joyce Terra Industries Bob Gengelbach Celanese Mohammed Al-Bat hi Sabic Americas, Inc. Rampersad Motilal Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd. Jim Prentice Enron Clean Fuels and John Lynn AMI President and CEO ....