China puts faith in methanol for fuel

Kovac, Matt
December 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;12/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 46, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports that China is expected to approve methanol as the country's fuel of the future. Methanol as a fuel additive has been widely used in China by vehicle owners to combat historically high off prices. Legitimizing its use should raise methanol prices and help to rein in illegal blending in China.


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