Methanol History

Methanol history in transportation


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


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.


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


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


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


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