Growing demand for methanol as an industrial boiler fuel has largely been driven by China, where industrial boilers are used extensively to generate heat and steam for various industrial applications and residential heating. Traditionally, coal has been used as an industrial boiler fuel in China; however, increasingly stringent environmental regulations being phased in by the government are resulting in a transition to cleaner burning fuels including methanol.
Methanol is a cost-effective, clean-burning fuel for industrial boilers. Methanol offers a competitive fuel cost, and as a liquid fuel, requires only a moderate infrastructure investment. As demand for methanol as an industrial boiler fuel has grown, an increasing number of technology providers are supplying methanol fueled burners for boilers and relevant standards have been established in China to support the safe and sustainable growth into the sector.
The Benefits of Methanol as an Industrual Boiler Fuel
As a replacement for coal in industrial boilers, methanol is a cleaner burning fuel that improves air quality by reducing smog-causing emissions such as SOx, NOx and particulate matter.
Methanol is widely in use today as an industrial boiler fuel, particularly in China, where Government and Industry policies and standards are supporting adoption.
Methanol is cost-effective fuel for industrial boilers, offering competitive fuel costs, and as a liquid fuel, requires modest infrastructure investment.