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  • In India, a recent seminar highlights the potential of methanol as a marine fuel. As an existing industrial feedstock, methanol offers a number of handling advantages over LNG, and can be produced from renewable sources and also CO2 itself. Low flash-point fuels (11°C cf 68°C for gas oil) have now b...

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  • In US, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory together with Northwestern University have developed a particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) catalyst to convert methane into methanol under mild conditions.   The pMMO is formed in methanotropic bacteria, which has been converted into a polymer mater...

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  • In US, Primus Green Energy is developing further the ExxonMobil methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) process to reduce costs and plant requirements by means of a proprietary catalyitic thermo-chemical process which eliminates the need for producing and refining a synthetic crude oil.   The plant build co...

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  • In the marine world, attention is turning to hybrid systems and, more rarely, all-electric of propulsion, with an annual increase of about 30% as these two categories combine, and a current total of some 227 ships. The driving force behind this is the policy of the International Marine Organisation ...

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  • Scientists have created an artificial leaf to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology, outlined in a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to tur...

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  • New US and Middle East methanol production capacity being added over the next two years will have serious implications for chemical shipping trade flow patterns, according to the latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Methanol is one of the top fi...

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  • Methanol has potential as a new maritime fuel, according to participants in a conference held in Mumbai, India.

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  • The Caspian is the focus of this months regional overview, which looks at progress towards the next high-profile final investment decisions, potential country exits and frontier investment opportunities. We also assess strategic policy reform in Uzbekistan, which aims to attract foreign invest...

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  • CONTENTS304  AGM - New IP President gives address310  RETAIL CONFERENCE - James Frost analyses the UK retail business314  FORECOURT '96316  METHANOL - Gas producers seek options as methanol falters320  ENVIRONMENT - New moves to reduce marine pollution323  REFINERY MARG...

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  • SPECIAL FEATURES14  LATIN AMERICA- E&P -  Roncador - the world's deepest field20  LATIN AMERICA - VENEZUELA - Oil industry remains tied to foreign policy22  FUELS - SPECIFICATIONS - Cetane number and cetane index relationship24  LUBRICANTS - RECENT DEVELOPMENTS - Working...

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