As the drive to use methanol to decarbonise shipping gathers momentum, one producer says e-methanol can lead to carbon cuts of more than 90%.

Sweden’s Liquid Wind — which plans to build a plant producing e-methanol using carbon capture and renewable electricity — considered the fuel’s entire life cycle in calculating a 94% reduction in carbon emissions for shipowners.

“When you speak of carbon-neutral fuels, they expect 100% [reduction] because you don’t have emissions at the end,” said Liquid Wind sustainability specialist Felix Jung.