Bio-methanol is a versatile commodity and a feasible, clean fuel that can be used as an additive (octane booster) for gasoline, as a precursor molecule for biodiesel, biochemical and bioplastic production and for electrical power generation. Bio-methanol offers the following advantages:

  • Biodegradable (degrades fast in soil and water)

  • Can easily replace petrol and diesel (with minimal or no modifications)

  • Easily transportable because of its liquid consistency

  • Plentiful feedstocks are available for its production

  • Serves as energy carrier for fuel cells

  • Does not require costly infrastructure and distribution changes

  • Sustainable, clean and renewable source of energy

  • Reduced dependence on fossil fuels

  • Reduced carbon intensity in fuels

  • Low production cost

  • A wide variety of uses (in transportation, electrical power generation, denitrification, chemical manufacturing)

  • Low CO2 imprint

  • Lower toxicity compared to gasoline (not mutagenic or carcinogenic)

  • Safety (less flammable and extinguishable with water)