Methanol is used to manufacture many consumer and industrial products and is an alternative fuel source. Tiba petrochemical is one of the leading Petrochemical company in Dubai, Uae Marketing petrochemical products including Methanol.
Methanol is essential in our lives every day. From the time you awaken until you go to bed, Methanol has enabled you to function during your day-to-day normal tasks. You can find Methanol in the silicone that goes into your shampoo, the PET which makes your plastic bottle of water you bought at the convenience store. You can also find Methanol in many of the components of the car you drove to work and possibly the fuel you used in your car. It is also present in the fleece jacket you put on to keep you warm and the pharmaceuticals you took to help you fight off your cold.
The fact is, you are surrounded by products that contain Methanol, even though you might not have even known it! Methanol helps support our everyday lifestyles and has done so for many years enriching the quality of the goods and services we have grown to expect.
A building block for countless everyday products and applications
Methanol is used as a feed stock to produce chemicals such as acetic acid and formaldehyde, which in turn are used in products like adhesives, foams, plywood sub floors, solvents and windshield washer fluid.
t’s a cleaner-burning, alternative source of energy
Approximately 40 per cent of the world’s methanol is used in energy-related applications.
Methanol can be blended directly into gasoline to produce a high-octane, efficient fuel with lower emissions than conventional gasoline. Methanol gasoline blends have widespread use in China and have been introduced in several countries outside of China.
In recent years, the use of methanol in the production of olefins or methanol-to-ole-fins (MTO) has grown rapidly.
Methanol is used to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline component that improves air quality, and dim-ethyl ether (DME), a clean-burning fuel with similar properties to propane. Methanol is also a key component in bio diesel, a renewable fuel that can be used in place of, or blended with, conventional diesel fuel.
Methanol for Fuel
Across the world, methanol is helping meet the growing need for a cleaner, cost-competitive energy source. Methanol can be blended into gasoline. This can reduce reliance on imported oil products while delivering clean-air benefits, with pricing that is competitive to gasoline. In China, methanol-gasoline blending has grown rapidly due to methanol’s favorable economics, clean-burning benefits and energy security benefits. China’s federal and provincial governments have implemented programs and fuel-blending standards in many provinces to promote methanol as a fuel. Some countries in Europe have also started using gasoline blended with small quantities of methanol. Other countries, including Australia and Israel, are conducting fuel-blending trials to support the commercialization of methanol fuels.