Global Renewable Methanol market is anticipated to grow appreciably in forecast period of 2028 due to growing people’s preference towards healthy foods. Over the last ten years, the production of methanol has nearly doubled, with China accounting for most of this expanded share. By utilizing all fuels are derived from fossil fuels, output could increase to 500 Mt annually by 2050, emitting 1.5 Gt of CO2 annually.

Renewable methanol is a clean and sustainable fuel produced from renewable sources such as biomass, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen. It can be used as a fuel for transportation, power generation, and as a feedstock to produce chemicals and materials. The renewable methanol market is growing rapidly as the demand for clean energy sources continues to increase and governments around the world implement policies to reduce carbon emissions. Global renewable methanol market is expected to experience significant growth in the upcoming years due to the increasing demand for renewable energy sources and growing focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Across 98 million tons (Mt) are produced per annum, almost all of them is produced from fossil fuels (either natural gas or coal). The major driver of the renewable methanol market is the increasing demand for biofuels by end user. Methanol can be used as a fuel for transportation, either directly in fuel cells or as a blend with gasoline. In addition, methanol can be used as a feedstock to produce biodiesel, which is an important alternative fuel for diesel engines.

Another driver of the renewable methanol market is the growing demand for chemicals and materials that are derived from renewable sources. Methanol is a key building block for a wide range of chemicals and materials, including plastics, resins, adhesives, and solvents. As the demand for these products continues to increase, it will the propel the demand for renewable methanol. Governments around the world are also playing a significant role in driving the growth of the renewable methanol market. Many countries have implemented policies and regulations that incentivize the use of renewable energy sources and discourage the use of fossil fuels. This has created a favorable market environment for renewable methanol and other clean energy sources and increasing the market share of global renewable methanol market in future.

Growing Demand of Green Fuels from Transportation Sector is Driving the Demand

Renewable methanol can be used as a fuel in the transportation sector in a variety of ways, as a fuel, blending with gasoline, or blending and conversion to biodiesel, dimethyl ether (DME), synthetic fuels. Methanol fuel cells can be directly use in fuel cells to power electric vehicles. Methanol is converted into electricity through a chemical reaction, which produces water and carbon dioxide as by-products. In Blending with gasoline, methanol can be blend with gasoline to produce a fuel that can be used in conventional gasoline engines. Methanol-gasoline blends can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. Apart from these, it is used and convert into different types of fuels such as biodiesel, dimethyl ether (DME), synthetic fuels, and others. While production of biodiesel, methanol can be used as a feedstock to produce biodiesel, which is an important alternative fuel for diesel engines used in transportation. In conversion to dimethyl ether (DME) which is a clean-burning alternative to diesel fuel that can be produced from renewable methanol. DME can be used as a fuel for heavy-duty trucks and buses, as well as for off-road equipment and power generators. Moreover, methanol can be used as a feedstock to produce synthetic fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. These fuels can be produced from renewable sources, such as biomass and carbon dioxide, and can be used in existing transportation infrastructure without the need for modifications. Hence, renewable methanol can be used in various ways in the transportation sector, from powering electric vehicles to producing clean-burning fuels for heavy-duty trucks and buses. The versatility of renewable methanol makes it a promising alternative to fossil fuels in the transportation sector and increasing the market share of global renewable methanol market.

Rising Demand from Power Generation as a Feedstock Driving the Renewable Methanol  Demand

Renewable methanol can also be used as a feedstock for power generation. Methanol can be converted into electricity through a process called fuel cell technology, which is an electrochemical reaction that produces electricity and water as by-products. This process can be used in a variety of applications, including stationary power generation, backup power for telecommunications networks, and remote power for off-grid applications. Furthermore, renewable methanol can also be used as a fuel in gas turbines, which are used for large-scale power generation. Methanol can be converted into synthesis gas, which can then be burned in a gas turbine to generate electricity. This process is known as gasification and has the potential to produce high-efficiency, low-emission power generation. The renewable methanol can also be used as a fuel in combustion engines, such as internal combustion engines or gas engines, to generate electricity. This process is known as power generation from methanol and can be used in distributed energy systems, microgrids, and other applications. Therefore, renewable methanol has the potential to play a significant role in the transition to clean energy sources in the power generation sector and increase the market share of global renewable methanol market in the projected period.  

Growing demand from Industry as a feedstock is fueling the Global Renewable Methanol Market

Renewable methanol can also serve as a feedstock to produce chemicals, materials, and other products. Methanol is a key building block for a wide range of products, including plastics, solvents, adhesives, and formaldehyde. The major application of renewable methanol as a feedstock is the production of bio-based chemicals. For example, methanol can be used to produce formaldehyde, which is an important intermediate to produce resins, plastics, and other chemicals. Bio-based formaldehyde produced from renewable methanol can have a lower carbon footprint compared to conventionally produced formaldehyde, which is typically derived from fossil fuels. Apart from these, renewable methanol can also be used as a feedstock to produce bio-based materials, such as biodegradable plastics and fibers. Methanol can be converted into a variety of intermediate chemicals, which can then be polymerized to produce a wide range of bio-based materials. The  renewable methanol can also be used as a feedstock for the production of renewable fuels, such as dimethyl ether (DME), which is a clean-burning alternative to diesel fuel. DME can be produced from renewable methanol using a process called methanol-to-DME conversion.

Different Strategies by Players Impacting the Renewable Methanol Production and Demand

The renewable methanol market is poised for continued growth in the coming years, driven by increasing demand for low-carbon fuels and chemicals, technological advancements, and policy support. Government policies and initiatives worldwide aim to promote the production and use of renewable methanol as a sustainable and low-carbon alternative to conventional fuels. These policies provide incentives for the development and commercialization of renewable methanol technologies and support the transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon economy. The renewable methanol market has been growing steadily in recent years, driven by increasing demand for low-carbon fuels and chemicals. Several companies are investing in new renewable methanol production facilities or expanding existing ones. For example, in 2020, BioMCN announced plans to build a new renewable methanol plant in the Netherlands, while Carbon Clean Solutions is building a new plant in the United States. Apart from these, research and development efforts are focused on improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of renewable methanol production technologies. For example, team of researchers from Germany and Sweden recently developed a new catalyst that could significantly reduce the energy required to produce renewable methanol.

Recent Developments

  • Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd is building a new renewable methanol plant in the United States, with a planned capacity of 10,000 tons per year. The plant will use carbon capture technology to produce renewable methanol from industrial emissions.
  • In Sweden, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB is building a new facility to produce renewable methanol from biogas. The plant will have a capacity of 6,000 tons per year and is expected to be operational in 2023.
  • In Iceland, Carbon Recycling International Ltd. operates a renewable methanol plant that converts carbon dioxide emissions into renewable methanol. The plant has a capacity of 4,000 tons per year and has been in operation since 2012.
  • LanzaTech Inc is planning to build a new renewable methanol plant in China, in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The plant will use LanzaTech's carbon capture technology to produce renewable methanol from steel mill emissions.


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Market Segmentation

Global Renewable Methanol Market is segmented based on feedstock, application, end-user Industry, and region. Based on feedstock, the market is segmented into natural gas, renewable energy, agriculture waste, and others. Based on application, the market is fragmented Formaldehyde, Dimethyl Ether & Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE), Gasoline, Solvents, and Others. Based on end user type, the market is categorized into chemicals, transportation, power generation, and others.  Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa.

Company Profiles

Advanced Chemical Technologies, BASF SE, Carbon Recycling International (CRI) llc, OCI N.V., thyssenkrupp AG, European Energy AS, Orsted AS, Proman AG,  WASTEFUEL, Enerkem Inc., Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd, Scandinavian Biogas, LanzaTech Inc are some of the key players of Global Renewable Methanol Market.

Attribute

Details

Base Year

2022

Historic Data

2018 – 2021

Estimated Year

2023

Forecast Period

2024 – 2028

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2018-2022 and 2023-2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

·         Feedstock

·         Application

·         End-User Industry

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

United States, Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, China, India, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Key companies profiled

Advanced Chemical Technologies, BASF SE, Carbon Recycling International (CRI) llc, OCI N.V., thyssenkrupp AG, European Energy AS, Orsted AS, Proman AG,  WASTEFUEL, Enerkem Inc., Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd, Scandinavian Biogas, LanzaTech Inc

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Report Scope:

In this report, global Renewable Methanol market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends, which have also been detailed below:

  • Renewable Methanol Market, By Feedstock:
    • Natural Gas
    • Renewable Energy
    • Agriculture Waste
    • Others
  • Renewable Methanol Market, By Application:
    • Formaldehyde
    • Dimethyl Ether & Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
    • Gasoline
    • Solvents
    • Others
  • Renewable Methanol Market, By End-User Industry:
    • Chemicals
    • Transportation
    • Power Generation
    • Others
  • Renewable Methanol Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • France
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Italy
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Japan
      • Australia
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE

Competitive landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the global Renewable Methanol market.

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1.    Product Overview

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Scope of the Market

1.2.1.    Markets Covered

1.2.2.    Years Considered for Study

1.2.3.    Key Market Segmentations

2.    Research Methodology

2.1.  Objective of the Study

2.2.  Baseline Methodology

2.3.  Key Industry Partners

2.4.  Major Association and Secondary Sources

2.5.  Forecasting Methodology

2.6.  Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7.  Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary

3.1.  Overview of the Market

3.2.  Overview of Key Market Segmentations

3.3.  Overview of Key Market Players

3.4.  Overview of Key Regions/Countries

3.5.  Overview of Market Drivers, Challenges, Trends

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.    By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.    By Feedstock (Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Agriculture Waste, and Others)

5.2.2.    By Application (Formaldehyde, Dimethyl Ether & Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE), Gasoline, Solvents, and Others)

5.2.3.    By End-User Industry (Chemicals, Transportation, Power Generation, and Others)

5.2.4.    By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East &     Africa)

5.2.5.    By Company (2022)

5.3.  Market Map

5.3.1.    By Feedstock

5.3.2.    By Application

5.3.3.    By End-User Industry

5.3.4.    By Region

6.    North America Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

6.1.1.    By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.    By Feedstock

6.2.2.    By Application

6.2.3.    By End-User Industry

6.2.4.    By Country

6.3.  Pricing Analysis

6.4.  North America: Country Analysis

6.4.1.    United States Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

6.4.1.1.        Market Size & Forecast

6.4.1.1.1.           By Value

6.4.1.2.        Market Share & Forecast

6.4.1.2.1.           By Feedstock

6.4.1.2.2.           By Application

6.4.1.2.3.           By End-User Industry

6.4.2.    Mexico Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

6.4.2.1.        Market Size & Forecast

6.4.2.1.1.           By Value

6.4.2.2.        Market Share & Forecast

6.4.2.2.1.           By Feedstock

6.4.2.2.2.           By Application

6.4.2.2.3.           By End-User Industry

6.4.3.    Canada Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

6.4.3.1.        Market Size & Forecast

6.4.3.1.1.           By Value

6.4.3.2.        Market Share & Forecast

6.4.3.2.1.           By Feedstock

6.4.3.2.2.           By Application

6.4.3.2.3.           By End-User Industry

7.    Europe Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

7.1.1.    By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.    By Feedstock

7.2.2.    By Application

7.2.3.    By End-User Industry

7.2.4.    By Country

7.3.  Pricing Analysis

7.4.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.4.1.    France Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

7.4.1.1.        Market Size & Forecast

7.4.1.1.1.           By Value

7.4.1.2.        Market Share & Forecast

7.4.1.2.1.           By Feedstock

7.4.1.2.2.           By Application

7.4.1.2.3.           By End-User Industry

7.4.2.    Germany Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

7.4.2.1.        Market Size & Forecast

7.4.2.1.1.           By Value

7.4.2.2.        Market Share & Forecast

7.4.2.2.1.           By Feedstock

7.4.2.2.2.           By Application

7.4.2.2.3.           By End-User Industry

7.4.3.    United Kingdom Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

7.4.3.1.        Market Size & Forecast

7.4.3.1.1.           By Value

7.4.3.2.        Market Share & Forecast

7.4.3.2.1.           By Feedstock

7.4.3.2.2.           By Application

7.4.3.2.3.           By End-User Industry

7.4.4.    Spain Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

7.4.4.1.        Market Size & Forecast

7.4.4.1.1.           By Value

7.4.4.2.        Market Share & Forecast

7.4.4.2.1.           By Feedstock

7.4.4.2.2.           By Application

7.4.4.2.3.           By End-User Industry

7.4.5.    Italy Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

7.4.5.1.        Market Size & Forecast

7.4.5.1.1.           By Value

7.4.5.2.        Market Share & Forecast

7.4.5.2.1.           By Feedstock

7.4.5.2.2.           By Application

7.4.5.2.3.           By End-User Industry

8.    Asia-Pacific Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

8.1.1.    By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.    By Feedstock

8.2.2.    By Application

8.2.3.    By End-User Industry

8.2.4.    By Country

8.3.  Pricing Analysis

8.4.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.4.1.    China Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

8.4.1.1.        Market Size & Forecast

8.4.1.1.1.           By Value

8.4.1.2.        Market Share & Forecast

8.4.1.2.1.           By Feedstock

8.4.1.2.2.           By Application

8.4.1.2.3.           By End-User Industry

8.4.2.    India Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

8.4.2.1.        Market Size & Forecast

8.4.2.1.1.           By Value

8.4.2.2.        Market Share & Forecast

8.4.2.2.1.           By Feedstock

8.4.2.2.2.           By Application

8.4.2.2.3.           By End-User Industry

8.4.3.    South Korea Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

8.4.3.1.        Market Size & Forecast

8.4.3.1.1.           By Value

8.4.3.2.        Market Share & Forecast

8.4.3.2.1.           By Feedstock

8.4.3.2.2.           By Application

8.4.3.2.3.           By End-User Industry

8.4.4.    Japan Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

8.4.4.1.        Market Size & Forecast

8.4.4.1.1.           By Value

8.4.4.2.        Market Share & Forecast

8.4.4.2.1.           By Feedstock

8.4.4.2.2.           By Application

8.4.4.2.3.           By End-User Industry

8.4.5.    Australia Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

8.4.5.1.        Market Size & Forecast

8.4.5.1.1.           By Value

8.4.5.2.        Market Share & Forecast

8.4.5.2.1.           By Feedstock

8.4.5.2.2.           By Application

8.4.5.2.3.           By End-User Industry

9.    South America Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

9.1.1.    By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.    By Feedstock

9.2.2.    By Application

9.2.3.    By End-User Industry

9.2.4.    By Country

9.3.  Pricing Analysis

9.4.  South America: Country Analysis

9.4.1.    Brazil Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

9.4.1.1.        Market Size & Forecast

9.4.1.1.1.           By Value

9.4.1.2.        Market Share & Forecast

9.4.1.2.1.           By Feedstock

9.4.1.2.2.           By Application

9.4.1.2.3.           By End-User Industry

9.4.2.    Argentina Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

9.4.2.1.        Market Size & Forecast

9.4.2.1.1.           By Value

9.4.2.2.        Market Share & Forecast

9.4.2.2.1.           By Feedstock

9.4.2.2.2.           By Application

9.4.2.2.3.           By End-User Industry

9.4.3.    Colombia Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

9.4.3.1.        Market Size & Forecast

9.4.3.1.1.           By Value

9.4.3.2.        Market Share & Forecast

9.4.3.2.1.           By Feedstock

9.4.3.2.2.           By Application

9.4.3.2.3.           By End-User Industry

10. Middle East and Africa Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

10.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

10.1.1. By Value

10.2.             Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1. By Feedstock

10.2.2. By Application

10.2.3. By End-User Industry

10.2.4. By Country

10.3.             Pricing Analysis

10.4.             MEA: Country Analysis

10.4.1. South Africa Renewable Methanol Market Outlook

10.4.1.1.     Market Size & Forecast

10.4.1.1.1.         By Value

10.4.1.2.     Market Share & Forecast

10.4.1.2.1.         By Feedstock

10.4.1.2.2.         By Application

10.4.1.2.3.         By End-User Industry

10.4.2. Saudi Arabia Renewable Methanol Market Outlook