Methanol is an essential ingredient used to produce hundreds of everyday industrial and consumer items. It is also a clean-burning, cost-competitive alternative fuel.

What is methanol?

Also known as methyl alcohol, methanol is a clear liquid chemical that is water soluble and readily biodegradable.

A clean and economic alternative fuel

Methanol is a clean-burning, biodegradable fuel. Increasingly, methanol's environmental and economic advantages are making it an attractive alternative fuel for powering vehicles, ships, and industrial boilers and cooking food and heating homes.

It’s in everyday products

Methanol is used to produce other chemical derivatives, which in turn are used to produce everyday products, such as building materials, foams, resins, plastics, paints, polyester and a variety of health and pharmaceutical products. 


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