Methanol is an innovative and promising alternative fuel for the shipping industry. On June 1, 2016, the Taranaki Sun made its first port of call on its maiden voyage at New Plymouth, New Zealand. The vessel, one of the world’s first ocean-going vessels capable of running on methanol, was named by one of Methanex’s New Zealand-based employees after nearby Mount Taranaki.
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The 2015 recipients for the Methanex Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships have been named as Kate Kleinsman and Vinati Chaudhari, both from New Plymouth.
Methanex New Zealand is pleased to be partnering with the Taranaki Health Foundation to raise money for a much-needed Angiography suite at the Taranaki Base Hospital, which will benefit everyone in the region.
This is a key long-term sponsorship for Methanex totaling $375,000NZD to go towards funding a new angiography machine and facilities.