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FASTWATER / Lund University Methanol Day

05.11.2020 08:45 Uhr – 05.11.2020 15:20 Uhr
Online / Lund University, P633+Q9, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Methanol has been on the list of potential renewable energy carriers for some decades now. Today, it is used in very large quantities in the chemical industry, but also increasingly as a fuel. Long term it is very attractive as it can be produced from renewables and, as it is a liquid, can power heavy duty transportation including shipping.

The past couple of years have seen a rapidly growing use of methanol for energy purposes, with tens of thousands of methanol-fuelled cars on the road, and ocean-going tankers powered by enormous marine engines on methanol.

Simultaneously, the production of renewable methanol is on the rise, with facilities scaling up, and producing methanol from geothermal energy, wind, and waste products.

Join us on November 5th to hear experts from academia and industry discuss questions such as:

  • How much "green" methanol is being produced today, what can we expect 5 years from now?
  • What is the cost of carbon as a building block for renewable methanol, how can we capture it?
  • What are engine efficiencies and pollutant emission levels for methanol engines today?
  • What is the true potential of dedicated methanol-fuelled engines and fuel cells?
  • What transport modes can be served with methanol?
  • What is the status concerning rules and regulations for methanol-powered transport?

During the seminar there will be plenty of opportunity to interact and share your experiences too. Join us online to expand your network and catalyse opportunities for business and research.

Further information and registration:






Start of Webinar


08.50 - 09.00

Virtual welcome

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Lund University /Ghent University

09.00 – 09.30

Introduction, today’s purpose, methanol rationale and ongoing projects, including FASTWATER

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Lund University /Ghent University

09.30 – 09.50

Findings from concluded methanol projects

Prof. Martin Tunér,

Lund University

09.50 – 10.10

Methanol as energy carrier, worldwide status

Eelco Dekker,

Methanol Institute

10.10 – 10.30

Methanol as a marine fuel, user experience, training requirements, performance

Kjeld Aabo,

MAN Energy Solutions

10.30 – 10.50


10.50 – 11.10

Methanol for fuel cells

Mads Friis Jensen,

Blue World Technologies

11.10 – 11.30

Emission reduction challenges and the role of methanol

Gerd Van de Merlen and Bert Wuyts, DEME

11.30 – 11.50

Key aspects for new ship fuels

Daniel Sahnen,


11.50 – 12.20

Q&A session, discussion

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Lund University /Ghent University

12.20 – 13.15

Lunch break

13.15 – 13.20

Introduction of the afternoon session

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Lund University /Ghent University

13.20 – 13.40

E-fuels: the big picture, focusing on the role of electro-methanol

Prof. Maria Grahn,

Chalmers University of Technology

13.40 – 14.00

Carbon dioxide - the complex molecule, problem and solution in one

Prof. Christian Hulteberg, Lund University

14.00 – 14.20

Large scale Renewable Methanol - chances and challenges from an industrial producers view

Dr. Jens Schmidt,


14.20 – 14.40

Status renewable bio-methanol production

Ingvar Landälv

14.40 – 15.10

Q&A session, discussion

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Lund University /Ghent University

15.10 – 15.20


Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Lund University /Ghent University


End of Webinar



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