This portal page aggregates information relevant to Methanol.
Methanol (chemical symbol: CH3OH) is the simplest of the alcohols
and can be made from biomass, natural gas or coal. It is a flammable,
colourless, odourless, poisonous and volatile liquid. Methanol can be formed from
dry distillation of wood or through artificial synthesis.
Methanol is used directly by Direct Methanol Fuel Cells or is reformed
for use in PEM Fuel Cells
Advantages of Methanol as a Fuel
- Readily Available
- Liquid Fuel - high energy density
- Can be produced from renewable sources