From a hydrogen perspective, methanol has a very high energy density and volume efficiency. As a liquid under normal pressure and temperature, it can be stored in virtually any kind of tank.
Biomethanol with full CO2 utilisation, supplemented by hydrogen from electrolysis, contains 2.1 times more hydrogen than the liquefied form and is five times more efficient in volume terms.
Producing one kilogram of biomethanol with full CO2 utilisation and supplemented by hydrogen from electrolysis requires less than six kWh. Given a corresponding hydrogen content, its cost is less than 15 per cent of a kilogram of hydrogen liquefied at -253°C.
Rapid implementation – reduced environmental load – the easiest way to distribute hydrogen