Methanol is a clear liquid chemical that is water-soluble and readily biodegradable. Methanol is comprised of four parts hydrogen, one part oxygen, and one part carbon, and is the simplest member of a group of organic chemicals called alcohols.





Methanol is a key component of hundreds of chemicals that are integral parts of our daily lives. Methanol occupies a key position in the chemical industry, as a highly versatile building block for the manufacture of countless everyday products. 

Renewable Methanol

Compared to conventional fuels, renewable methanol cuts carbon dioxide emissions by up to 95%, reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80%, and completely eliminates sulfur oxide and particulate matter emissions. (Renewable Methanol Report, Ata Insights) 

Increasingly, methanol’s environmental and economic advantages are making it an attractive alternative fuel for powering vehicles and ships, cooking food and heating homes. 

Methanol produced by Enerkem

Enerkem launched the world’s first commercial operation of its kind, producing and selling renewable methanol in 2016 at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaIt produced and sold about 5 million liters of renewable methanol before starting the installation of a new methanol-to-ethanol conversion unit which was successfully installed and operational in 2017. 

Enerkem meets the highest international quality standards set by IMPCA (International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association)