Methanol History

Methanol history in transportation

1973

Development of vehicles operating on alternative fuels began in earnest as a response to the oil shocks of the 1970s.

1981

Ford delivered 40 dedicated Methanol fueled Escorts to Los Angeles (LA) County. Four refueling stations were installed throughout the county, including two in underground  garages.

1986

The Swedish Motor Fuel Technology Co. (SBAD) extensively reviewed the use of alcohols and alcohol blends as motor fuels.

1985-1992

Between 1985 and 1992, 705 experimental Flex-Fuel Vehicles were built and delivered, primarily to demonstration fleets in California and Canada.

2005-2006

Nobel prize winner George A. Olah and colleagues advocated an entire Methanol Economy based on energy storage in synthetically produced Methanol.

2010-2011

E.M.SH Ng-Tech developed a conversion kit allowing any vehicle to drive on Methanol.