Published on April 17th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers4
Leaving the Fossil Fuel Era with Methanol
For those who find themselves stuck at the gas pump and glued to the Fossil Fuel Era, it‘s always uplifting to keep alternatives in mind, even if they aren’t commonly used like they should be. Methanol, the fuel that powers the racecars at the upcoming Indianapolis 500 should be placed high on that list of alternatives. Bottom line, it appears to be far better in its impact on our climate and is considerably less expensive than gasoline.
Since few of us are willing or able to give up our cars, this is a fact we should keep in mind and share with others.
Here is information provided by the Methanol Institute, along with a video about methanol as a choice for transportation fuel.
“As the most basic alcohol, methanol is a desirable choice as a transportation fuel due to its efficient combustion, ease of distribution and wide availability around the globe. Methanol is used in transportation in 3 main ways – directly as fuel or blended with gasoline, converted in dimethyl ether (DME) to be used as a diesel replacement, or as a part of the biodiesel production process.”
This YouTube video shares some information about the use of methanol in transportation:
Source: Methanol Institute