With interest in alternative fuels increasing on a worldwide level, a conference about the alternative fuel methanol – the Methanol Policy Forum 2012 – is scheduled Tuesday, March 27 in Washington, D.C.
Conference organizers describe the event as follows:
Methanol Policy Forum 2012 is a first-of-its-kind conference in Washington, D.C. bringing together industry leaders, energy policy experts, executive branch staff, Members of Congress, academics and the media to share information about methanol’s potential as a liquid transportation fuel.
The conference will highlight: market trends and pricing; the potential of natural gas, coal, renewable, and other resources to serve as methanol feedstocks; global vehicle technology and methanol fuel deployment; and public policy drivers.
With the renewed interest in methanol fuels in our nation’s capital, through this discussion, we seek to identify barriers to market penetration and policies that would serve to enhance fuel competition.
Remembering the termination in 2005 of the innovative two-decade-long California program that mixed 85 percent of the alternative fuel methanol with 15 percent of the fossil fuel gasoline to fill the tanks of flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) and reduce greenhouse gases, events such as this might spur interest among decision-making authorities to see more taking in the way of renewable alternative fuels.