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Methanol as an alternative fuel in India

Methanol as an alternative fuel in India, said Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. 

Tuesday, the minister met with Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog and discussed using Methanol as an alternative fuel in India. “It is less expensive to produce, sustainable & can be a cost-effective way to lower our carbon footprints. This can be a game changer in upholding India’s COP21 commitment” the minister said.

Methanol (CH3OH), also known as wood alcohol, is considered an alternative fuel. As an engine fuel, methanol has chemical and physical fuel properties similar to Ethanol. Methanol use in vehicles has declined dramatically since the early 1990s, and automakers no longer manufacture methanol vehicles in the United States.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation made a statement on Methanol in Lok Sabha on December 2017. 

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