Methanol instead of hydrogen as electricity storage?

A press release from TU Berlin on one of its simulation studies states that “methanol as an energy source for the intermediate storage of electricity from renewable energies could save up to 40 percent in costs compared to hydrogen.”
Furthermore, methanol would be “economically competitive and usable everywhere” and should therefore definitely be included in the power plant strategy of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWK).

Good to know (Wikipedia):
“Methanol-to-gasoline (MtG) is a new, synthetic fuel that could replace mineral oil-based gasoline in the future.”


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