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Abstract

Today — at the threshold to the nineties — there are only 4 plants in the world which produce methanol from coal. Two of them, one in South Africa and the other in the USA, have a low capacity. The other two — one again in the USA, the other in Germany — have outputs of 650 and 1200 tons of methanol per day. One of the reasons why only less than 4% of world methanol production are derived from coal is the fact that coal-based methanol plants of today’s size require a great deal more capital than natural-gas-based ones. They are also more complex — as shown in this book — and require more personnel and maintenance.

Keywords

Transportation Cost Future Outlook Motor Fuel Methanol Production Automotive Fuel 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil Supp
    • 1
  1. 1.Lurgi GmbHFrankfurt/Main 11Germany

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