TotalEnergies Marine Fuels joins Methanol Institute

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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.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence, and the Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International Awards.

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