The elusive flex-fuel vehicle

The holy grail of alternative fuel vehicles is the flex-fuel vehicle (FFV), which can burn any combination of fuels, from gasoline to ethanol to methanol. You’d think it would be easy enough to interest people in such a system, giving… Continue Reading →

“Methanol Mania” hits the Gulf Coast ­

Lane Kelley of ICIS Chemical Business calls it “methanol mania” and he probably wasn’t exaggerating. Last week Texas and Louisiana underwent an explosion of activity, promising to turn the region into a world center for methanol. Earlier this month, Louisiana… Continue Reading →