Methanol Current Affairs, GK & News

Methanol toxicity in Iran

A misguided belief that methanol cures COVID-19 led to the death of nearly 300 people in Iran due to methanol poisoning. About the Incident A misinformation circulated on social media in Iran had suggested that alcohol can be used to cure COVID-19. This led to hundreds of people consuming industrial alcohol leading to the death ..



Initiatives to promote e-vehicles

The following initiatives have been taken to promote e-vehicles in the country: The government has granted an exemption to Battery Operated Transport Vehicles and Transport Vehicles running on Ethanol and Methanol fuels from the requirement of a permit. The Ministry of the Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has launched FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid ..



India’s first ‘Methanol Cooking Fuel Program’ launched in Assam

In Assam, the Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) rolled out Asia’s first cannisters based and India’s first “Methanol Cooking Fuel Program” on 5th October 2018. The project has been promoted by NITI Aayog. The safe handling cannister based cooking stoves are from Swedish Technology and through a Technology transfer a large-scale cooking stove manufacturing plant ..


India’s first methanol-based alternative cooking fuel to be established in Assam

Public sector Assam Petrochemicals Limited will roll out India’s first methanol-based alternative cooking fuel at Namrup methanol plant in Dibrugarh district, Assam on October 5. The pilot project involves 500 burners and stoves, each fuelled by a 1.2-litre canister of methanol. It will be priced at around Rs 32 and about 18 of them would ..