14 septiembre - 15 septiembre 2021
Houston, Texas, US

Argus Methanol Forum


The Argus Methanol Forum agenda will cover global market trends for the methanol sector with a specific focus on global trade flows, the markets for key derivatives and traditional uses of methanol and demand growth from the transportation and heating sectors in China.

You can also explore the latest developments in low-carbon methanol production and the growth in new sectors such as marine fuel and how these developments could potentially affect the overall demand for methanol in the next 20-30 years.

If you would like to discuss speaking opportunities at the event, please contact melissa.chew@argusmedia.com.

Key topics on the agenda include:

The impact of Covid-19 reverberated across the many sectors in which methanol is used and demand was greatly affected during the pandemic. As lockdowns are lifting and industries are gearing up, how will demand fare over 2021? Speakers from across the supply chain will share their experience and market insights on what to expect in the upcoming months.

The largest growth in methanol consumption over the last 10 years has been in Asia, and China more specifically. As a global market it is critical to understand the developments in Asia and how this will continue to grow in the coming years. MTO is the fastest growing derivative in the methanol market, as the demand for olefins is growing.

Methanol’s application in the automotive industry continues to drive growth both in the form of MTBE and as a fuel for fleets of vehicles such as taxis in China. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how the technology and demand will develop in the coming years.

The shipping industry has been mandated to reduce its environmental impact. Amongst various initiatives is the commitment to switch to more sustainable fuels of which methanol is one of the options. The key question for shipowners and throughout the sector is which solution is the most practical, economically viable and ensures they meet their sustainability goals in the short and medium term?

Developments in producing methanol in a more sustainable way have been gaining momentum in recent years. From bio methanol to renewable methanol, several companies are exploring, or already producing methanol that has a lower environmental impact than traditional methods. Hear from experts on how this will develop, including the costs, volumes and demand in the coming years.

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