"India, endowed with its abundant coal, biomass and alternative energy resources, is ready to adopt many aspects of the Methanol Economy with clean burning Petrol/Diesel substitutes and chemical feed-stocks liberating itself from the shackles of costly petroleum oil imports," commented Methanol Economy proponent, Prof. G. K. Surya Prakash, George A. and Judith A. Olah Nobel Laureate Chair in Hydrocarbon Chemistry and Director, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California.
"The roadmap towards a Methanol Economy for India is filled with opportunity for cleaner air, economic expansion, and jobs. This International Seminar is a critical step along this journey for India, and will set an example for the rest of the world," remarked Gregory Dolan, CEO, Methanol Institute.
National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has constituted an Expert Group to evolve a road map for India to adopt the Methanol Economy. Three groups under Production, Utilization and R&D are exploring various techno-economic angles to enhance production of methanol through natural gas, coal, and through bio-, agri- and municipal solid waste. The Expert Group will also draw out a technical road map to adopt both Methanol and DME as a transportation fuel, chemical feedstock, and fuel for electric power generation.
The two-day event will see more than 60 global participants and 500 domestic delegates and will be fully represented by Government of India through its various Ministries, Academia and leaders of Indian Industry. Please visit the Seminar website at: http://methanoleconomy.in/.
The Methanol Institute serves as the trade association for the global methanol industry.
For more information, visit www.methanol.org.
Contact: Greg Dolan
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SOURCE Methanol Institute