Methanol: A Future Transport Fuel Based on Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide?
This project focused on technological, environmental and economic barriers for producing methanol from carbon dioxide, as well as the possible uses of methanol in car transport in Europe. Benefits in terms of reduced dependence on conventional fossil fuels and lower risks to security of supply can be envisioned in the medium and long term. It is nonetheless evident that considerable and sustained research efforts are necessary to turn CO2 into an efficient and competitive prime materials, which would be attractive not only for the transport sector, but also other industries.
Short title:
Methanol
Start date:
2012-10
End date:
2014-04
Countries in scope:
EU
Homepage:
http://www.stoa.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/cms/home/publications/studies
Focus:
Methanol, fuel, transport, environment
Project leader:
European Parliament / Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) (STOA)
Country:
EU