METHANOL AS MARINE FUEL
We at Marine Service Noord believe LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen to be the most promising solutions for future marine fuels. For this reason we invest in research and development of methanol fuel systems.
- Methanol is easy to handle and store
- The methanol fuel system has a lower CAPEX than a LNG fuel system
- The energy density of methanol is lower than marine gas oil but higher than hydrogen and ammonia.
- Methanol is biodegradable
- Methanol is available in 100 ports today
- Using methanol can be CO2 neutral when observed well to wake (WTW), it will reduce CO2 up to 15% when observed tank to propeller (TTP). The IMO EEDI and EEXI guidelines currently take a TTP approrach. It is therefore advisable to research case by case if switching to methanol will meet the IMO´s guidelines.
As a systems integrator we provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services. We design and build systems to meet your vessel’s functional design requirements and any specific wishes you may have. By following a risk based design process there is no need to wait for the low flashpoint fuels regulations to be fully developed and in place.
We keep you involved at every stage of the project, from a blank piece of paper to the end product. There’s no need for you to choose between various subcontractors, we have everything you need to make your project a success
By using methanol as marine fuel you can reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) up to 60%, sulphur oxides (SOx) up to 99%, particle matter (PM) by 95% and carbon dioxide CO2 up to 15% tank to propeller (TTP). If you use green methanol your emissions will be CO2 neutral.
WHERE IS METHANOL AVAILABLE?
DNV's Alternative Fuels Insight Platform shows a map with all the places where methanol can be bunkered. This website also contains useful information about other alternative maritime fuels. It is definitely worth a look.