New Tool to calculate Carbon Dioxide "Backpack" of Methanol available !

IMPCA (International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association) has asked the consultant company studio Gear Up to develop a tool which allows to determine the fossil carbon dioxide footprint of methanol, depending on the feedstock material, conversion technologies and the fate as either fuel or precursor to other materials.
For this, a variety of production pathways, storage and transport alternatives have been analysed. Any given provenience of methanol can now be analysed and the lifecycle greenhouse gas impacts be calculated. The tool builds on the carbon accounting methodologies of ISCC and the European Renewable Energy Directive.

The tool is available for free download.
Methanol carbon footprint and certification Guidance download.

IMPCA is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to support the international methanol industry. To achieve this, IMPCA has published and maintains a quality standard specification which is worldwide used for approx. 90% of market interactions in methanol. To faciliate contact in the industry IMPCA also organizes international meetings in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Technical Specifications

IMPCA technical Committee has updated the quality measurement standard for methanol.

The new version updates the current edition of quality measurement procedures dated from 2015.

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The IMPCA Specification is internationally in widespread use for transactions of methanol also across countries.

IMPCA as international Association under Belgian Law has made it one of its tasks to provide all participants of the methanol industry with an unbiased easy applicable quality Standard.

You can download the current IMPCA Methanol Specifications Reference Updated July 2021.

Reference Handling Procedures

There are currently several different handling procedures for methanol in use in the marketplace. This may lead to confusion and possible incorrect handling of the product. For this reason IMPCA has reviewed the need to develop a 'Reference Methanol Handling Procedure'.

Please download the first official version of the document IMPCA Methanol Sampling Methods, "Procedures for Methanol Cargo on Shore and Ship".