The Methanol Institute (MI) has announced TotalEnergies Marine Fuels as the association’s newest member company. TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is the dedicated business unit for TotalEnergies’ international bunkering activities. In line with the latter’s target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels focuses on cleaner and lower-carbon marine fuel solutions it can use to support its shipping customers’ energy needs and decarbonization strategies.
“Low-carbon methanol is emerging as one of the promising alternative marine fuel contenders, with strong potential to significantly reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry,” noted Frederic Meyer, strategy and projects director, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels. “We are pleased to join the Methanol Institute and look forward to connecting with association members to identify opportunities and partnerships that will help to advance and standardize the application of low-carbon methanol as a marine fuel.”
TotalEnergies is working on various projects related to low-carbon methanol technologies. One initiative is the e-CO2Met, a pilot project launched in June 2021 near TotalEnergies’ Leuna refinery with the goal to convert CO2 to methanol using renewable electric energy.
“MI is pleased to welcome TotalEnergies Marine Fuels as our newest member,” added MI CEO Gregory Dolan. “TotalEnergies Marine Fuels’ bunkering expertise and their work on low-carbon methanol projects and technologies creates opportunities for great synergies with our existing member companies.”