Chapter 11. Methanol and Dimethyl Ether as Fuels and Energy Carriers

  1. Prof. Dr. George A. Olah,
  2. Dr. Alain Goeppert and
  3. Prof. Dr. G. K. Surya Prakash

Published Online: 25 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627806.ch11

Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy, Second Edition

Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Olah, G. A., Goeppert, A. and Prakash, G. K. S. (2009) Methanol and Dimethyl Ether as Fuels and Energy Carriers, in Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627806.ch11

Author Information

  1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California, 837 W. 37th. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324224

Online ISBN: 9783527627806

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Keywords:

  • dimethyl ether;
  • methanol;
  • syn-gas;
  • transportation fuel;
  • oxygenated fuels;
  • direct methanol fuel cell

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background and Properties

  • Chemical Uses of Methanol

  • Methanol as a Transportation Fuel

  • Dimethyl Ether as a Transportation Fuel

  • DME Fuel for Electricity Generation and as a Household Gas

  • Biodiesel Fuel

  • Advanced Methanol-Powered Vehicles

  • Hydrogen for Fuel Cells Based on Methanol Reforming

  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)

  • Fuel Cells Based on Other Methanol Derived Fuels and Biofuel Cells

  • Regenerative Fuel Cell

  • Methanol and DME as Marine Fuels

  • Methanol and DME for Static Power and Heat Generation

  • Methanol and DME Storage and Distribution

  • Price of Methanol and DME

  • Safety of Methanol and DME

  • Emissions from Methanol- and DME-Powered Vehicles

  • Environmental Effects of Methanol and DME

  • Beneficial Effect of Chemical CO2 Recycling to Methanol on Climate Change