Methanol as a Potential Contributor to Energy Independence

Methanol is often discussed as a potential contributor to energy independence because it is a liquid fuel that relatively easily can be manufactured from any source of carbon: fossil fuels, biomass, or waste (Clayton, 2006). By tapping its vast coal reserves to produce methanol, advocates claim the United States could significantly shift its dependence on imported petroleum for transportation fuel. Such claims, however, gloss over several important issues

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