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    Technical Bulletin: Atmospheric Above Ground Tank Storage of Methanol

    Crisis Communications Guidebook

    Railcar/Tanker Truck Response

    Technical Bulletin: Methanol Drum Transport

    Safe Handling Manual

    Small Quantities Bulletin

    Nitrogen Blanketing For Ships

    Nitrogen Blanketing for Storage and Transportation

    Precautions for Loading/Unloading

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    Find answers to frequently asked questions about methanol and IMPCA’s role.

    What is methanol?

    Methanol is a versatile and widely used chemical compound that can be used as a fuel, solvent, or feedstock in various industries. It is produced from natural gas or coal and has a lower carbon footprint compared to other fossil fuels.

    Is methanol safe?

    When handled and used properly, methanol is safe. However, it is important to follow proper safety precautions and guidelines to ensure its safe handling and storage.

    Is methanol renewable?

    Methanol can be produced from renewable sources such as biomass, making it a potentially renewable fuel option. However, the majority of methanol production currently relies on fossil fuels.

    What are the environmental benefits of methanol?

    Methanol has several environmental benefits, including lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline and diesel, reduced air pollution, and potential use as a clean energy carrier.

    Is methanol toxic?

    Methanol can be toxic if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. It is important to handle methanol with care and follow safety guidelines to prevent any potential health risks.